A Coffee Cup That Really Will Get Recycled
Contrary to popular belief, most paper coffee cups don’t get recycled. The reason is because paper cups are wrapped in a formed layer of plastic and treated with waterproofing chemicals , which make them difficult to recycle.
Now, Green Your Cup, a UK-based company has invented a coffee cup that really will get recycled. By eliminating the waterproofing chemicals and lightly gluing the liner -- which is easily removed- the cup can be recycled at paper mills.
The Green Your Cup is in a trial phase, meaning that it is not in full scale production. It is slated to go on sale in 2015 but it needs the public to tell coffee chains to support and buy the cups. To learn more about Green Your Cup and support its mission visit their website.
H/T Business Week