Even though that plastic is polluting our environment very much, still it is produced and used for the packing of many products, and the production is not slowing down.
But, a boy from Germany has decided to save our planet with the use of these single-use coffee cups!
Julian Lechner from Berlin opened a company named Kaffeeform, which creates coffee cups that are reusable, using coffee grounds. He studied at a design school in Bolzano, Italy in 2009, and that’s when he noticed that his friends drank a lot of coffee every day.
He says that they were continually drinking coffee, before classes, after classes, meeting companions, hanging out at coffee bars, so he began to ponder what befalls such coffee? He at that point understood that is was all simply escaping.
Consistently, the normal individual in Germany expends 14 pounds of coffee beans, and practically 99% of all coffee cups are gone to the waste, which is very ghastly, on the grounds that even paper cups may assume control more than 20 years to appropriately disintegrate.
This gave him the plan to reuse the discarded coffee beans to deliver eco-friendly coffee cups.
He addressed his instructors about the best materials that could be blended with the grounds to get a strong material. However, his exploration took years, and he in the long run collaborated with a German research foundation and built up a substance that could be mixed with the grounds.
At long last, in 2014, he found the ideal recipe, which is a mix of grounds with wood grains and a biopolymer of cellulose, lignin, and common pitches.
Additionally, another startup, Crow Cycle Courier Collective, joined these planet-sparing endeavors, and it accumulates about 110 pounds of coffee beans day by day, which is then cleaned in Kaffeeform workshops.
Now, they are sent to an alternate office, where it is dried and mixed with things like plant filaments, common gums, and beechwood grains.
When the new coffee ground crush has been combined, it gets molded under warmth and weight. Six cups of coffee beans make one cup and a saucer, and the last item is 100% biodegradable and 40% coffee beans.
The vessels are like stoneware, however they are light and simple to get. Additionally, they are made of a smooth-finished, sturdy, unbreakable material that is likewise dishwasher-friendly.
These products now are used in more than 20 Berlin coffee shops, and in more than 150 shops all around Europe.
This success of the idea is only stimulating Lencher to produce not only cups, but also some furniture pieces and other products in the same way, from the remains of our coffee, can you imagine that?
What are your thoughts about that?