Corn Plastic Coffee Mug - Environmentally friendly!

Corn Plastic Coffee Mug - Environmentally friendly!

A group of Art Center College of Design students from my Design for Sustainability class designed this mug to replace the polystyrene and paper cups offered in the school cafeteria-plus you get $0.25 off the cost of your beverage!

  • This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I ... This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I prefer a version that Starbucks put out a few months ago. Their version is pretty much the same, but the outside is glazed (and of course has their logo) and the lid is plastic with a silicone liner to keep liquids sealed in. The key difference between the two is the price. "I Am Not A Paper Cup" is roughly $20 and the Starbucks version is $12. The upsides to either is that if you are a daily coffee drinker, you don't have to trash a paper cup and plastic lid every time you get take-out coffee. The downside is that both of them hold about 8 oz. - not favorable if you normally order a "grande" at Starbucks. Another issue for commuters is that it is not spill-proof or splash-proof. And finally, the Starbucks version CANNOT go into the microwave.

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  • I am a BIG coffee drinker and throwing away paper cups is not only stupid but irresponsible. I'm so happy to find a company that's trying to solve this problem in such a smart way. I'm sold!!

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  • No more plastic cups, utensils, or paper plates for you. This recyclable, compostable, and/or biodegradable dinnerware is made from sugar cane fiber, which is a byproduct of the sugar refining process. There is an unlimited supply... No more plastic cups, utensils, or paper plates for you. This recyclable, compostable, and/or biodegradable dinnerware is made from sugar cane fiber, which is a byproduct of the sugar refining process. There is an unlimited supply of this stuff, and it's usually burned to be disposed of so turning it into dinnerware is a much better option. And, they're "they're microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant, and capable of handling hot or cold foods and beverages." They're super sturdy, strong, and can be 100% recycled to make paper. Make sure to set up recycle bins at your camp. One each for glass, aluminum, paper, and plastic. When you leave Burningman, there are recycling companies that take your sorted recyclables off of your hands. (If they're not sorted, they go in the trash, so be sure to sort!) Then, use these plates and dinnerware, rinse as well as u can, and place in the paper recycle bin. Voila!

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