Reforestation Campaign With Coffee Cups Embedded With SeedsTranslate

4 year ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Tags: Coffee · Cup · Biodegradable · Reforestation
The world's first plant-able coffee cup has been introduced by an American company "Reduce. Reuse. Grow". It's a coffee cup that has native seeds embedded within the material to be used for reforestation in your local communities. What is the use of this campaign? Annually, over 146 billion coffee cups are discarded in America. We think that they have been recycled and reused, but actually after been recycled 2-3 times, its fiber is then useless and thrown away into local landfills without us actually knowing it.To utilize these cups, a seed has been embedded in its walls so as to plant it to be grown into a tree.Cup’s designer Alex Henige’s explained the process as follows:

“We have such a diverse ecosystem here that we have the ability to test over 1000 species pretty much all in our backyard with some of the world’s leading soil scientist and eco gurus,” Alex Henige explained to dimplify. “This is where we will work out all the details and be able to then start testing other regions to make the process run smoother”

“We have done testing with only a handful of native seeds here in California as related to coffee heat. We have had no problem with their germination due to the fact that they are not coming in direct contact with the coffee itself”

“The liner as well as the paper absorbs alot of the heat allowing the seeds to not be effected directly”

“We do know that there are a handful of seeds that will make it no problem, due to the nature in which they are meant for in the wild, very hardy and durable. However with a majority of the seeds, it will take time to really lock in the temperatures and times exposed to these temps in order to all operate and germinate properly”

“This is a product I stand behind fully and I look forward to seeing where and how it develops within the next couple months!”

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