Some ingenious ecofriendly entrepreneurs at Reduce, Reuse, Grow are running a Kickstarter Campaign to sell coffee cups embedded with coffee seeds that grow flowers, trees, even vegetables.
It’s a wonderful solution to all the disposable coffee cups we use that fill up landfills.
Their premise is pretty amazing:
Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Every year we throw away a staggering 146 billion disposable cups to drink all that coffee. Even if the cups are recyclable, they still get into landfills after 2-3 uses.
What can we do? These ingenious entrepreneurs embed seeds into the disposable coffee cups. You bury them in your neighborhood, a garden, the woods, wherever. This coffee cups biodegrade in about 185 days. Different versions will grow trees, grass, flowers.
They have over 550 backers already on Kickstarter and are a Staff Pick.