Starbucks trials recyclable paper coffee cups for potential global use

July 26, 2016 by  
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In the UK, only one in every 400 paper coffee cup is recycled . Starbucks is partnering with Frugalpac , a manufacturer of recyclable cups made entirely from recycled paper , to help combat this wasteful dilemma. The trial launched last week, possibly leading to the use of these Earth-friendly containers in franchises all over the world. Frugalpac, founded by engineer Martin Myerscough, aims at providing a better alternative to conventional paper cups. Every year about 58 billion paper cups end up in landfills or are incinerated worldwide. Most cups involve paper treated with waterproofing chemicals, making them difficult to recycle. Frugalpac feature a thin, plastic liner lightly glued inside a 100 percent recycled paper cup. They claim recycling centers can easily separate the materials and recycle each on its own. Related: Starbucks opens new reclamation drive thru made from recycled shipping containers According to The Guardian , a Starbucks spokesman said, “We are very interested in finding out more about the Frugalpac cup and we will be testing it to see if it meets our standards for safety and quality, with a view to trialling its recyclability.” Myerscough is reportedly in contact with various coffee shops and grocers, which could lead to a revolutionary shift away from wasteful convenience to more environmentally-friendly libations. +Frugalpac Via The Guardian Images via Flickr , Frugalpac

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Collapsible Smash Cup Let’s You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing Waste

July 2, 2014 by  
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Smash Cup is a collapsible, highly portable, reusable coffee cup that allows you to get your morning cup of Joe on the go without producing more waste! Reminiscent of disposable coffee cups but upgraded for a more robust and modern aesthetic, Smash Cup has an iconic look that city commuters, busy parents, and students alike would be proud to own and display. And because it is both collapsible and leak-proof, it can be easily transported in handbags, backpacks and pockets – without any wet surprises at the end of the day. In addition to being fun to use, this cup helps people to do their part in reducing the huge waste of disposable cups (office workers in the U.S. each throw away about 500 cups every year). Smash Cup will be launching a Kickstarter campaign next week – be sure to stay tuned and be among the first to show off this brilliant new design. + Smash Cup The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coffee cup cuts waste , coffee cups to go , collapsible coffee cup , disposable coffee cup , eco design , green design , non-disposable coffee cups , Pollution , portable coffee cups , Smash Cup , sustainable design , trash , Waste

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NASA Launches First Mission to Track Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

July 2, 2014 by  
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NASA just successfully launched a new satellite that will track atmospheric carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas that most climate scientists agree is the main driver of global warming . The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) lifted off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at approximately 2:56 a.m. at Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast. The two-year, $468 mission marks the first time that the space agency will study and collect data on atmospheric CO2. Read the rest of NASA Launches First Mission to Track Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon , carbon dioxide , carbon sinks , Climate Change , global warming , greenhouse gas , mission , nasa , OCO-2 , Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 , rocket , Satellite , space

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Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!)

July 2, 2014 by  
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