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Groof - Creating Circular Economy Through Both Ends

Rethinking the Service Delivery Model of Retail Coffee Shops and Sustainable Products

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My original idea came from a material perspective and product design approach - which was to recycle spent coffee grounds and make them into a compostable product that replace plastic coffee cups lids.  However, through more deeper research and literure reviews, I've found that designing through  a systemic thinking would be more suitable for tackling a wired problem like this. 

Idea Title

Groof - A Sustainable Product and Service Delivery Platform For Local Retail Coffee Shops and Packaging Groups

Company / Organization Name

Industrial Design student at OCAD University

Where are you / your team located?

Toronto, Ontario

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

North America or wherever coffee ground wastes are accepted by the local councils/commercial operators

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

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Hi Alice!

As Refinement Phase quickly comes to a close in LESS THAN 7 HOURS, I want to remind you that the following must be submitted by tonight, August 31st at 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

1. Submit the Refinement Questions Form online that was sent again via email yesterday evening--we have not yet received this from you. These questions are mandatory for Top Ideas consideration, so this should be your first priority in the final stretch.

2. A secondary priority, which is optional, is to update your Refinement Phase post.

If you have any questions, please email circulardesignchallenge@ideo.com.

Looking forward to reviewing and celebrating the amazing work you've achieved this Refinement Phase!

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