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Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

Furniture Crafted From Coffee Grounds

The leftover coffee grounds from a morning jolt are not only good for compost fuel. Some creative designers are actually using them as materials for furniture making. A few years back, a nonprofit design company called Re-worked had a line of furniture that incorporated coffee grounds in the manufacturing process. The company, with the goal of making what they could from recycled waste materials, was able to create a substance which enabled them to form several sturdy furniture pieces called Çurface. Made from 30% coffee grounds and 70% High Impact Polysterene, the company also used recycled plastics. This mixture is made… read more

BYO Coffee Cup

BYO Coffee Cup

Starbucks has introduced a new plastic reusable cup that they are selling for only one dollar. It seems to be a hit among the Starbucks customers out there. It pays for itself quickly with the 10 cent discount Starbucks offers to people who bring their own cup. Customers also do not have to worry about losing or misplacing the cup since it is only one dollar. Starbucks put its eco-friendly idea to work in 600 Pacific Northwest stores starting in October. In November, Starbucks saw a 26% increase in the usage of reusable cups compared to November of the previous… read more

Starbucks Reusable Cup

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Starbucks is selling reusable plastic cups in its stores in the U.S. and Canada. Starbucks is charging $1 for the cup, which will hold tall or grande drinks, and entitle the user to a 10 percent discount. Nearly 2 percent of its beverages are served in their customers’ own cups, a number it hopes to raise to 5 percent by 2015. An important component of our overall waste reduction strategy is the use of reusable cups. When Starbucks outlined this strategy in 2008, they set a goal to serve 25 percent of all beverages in reusable cups by 2015. Whether… read more