It is local service, platforma and game that has aim to improve the awarness about re-using cups in cafes, fast foods, street sale, but as well as in institutions, organisation that has situation (e.g. cofee automats) where it is using of one-use cup. It focuses on location of Bratislava in Slovakia. Eastern Europe belong to countries with low general awareness about ecological principles, recycling (only 14% of waste is recycled) and circular economy. On other hand last 5 years quality of food stores, restaurants started to more care about their cultural or local qualities value. Bratislava is small city where almost everybody knows everybody. I would like to use this „community feeling“ to call (local bussinesses) and connect to develope community for sharing eco freindly values in their bussiness. On other side the bussiness then will be presented on the website of project and will profit from promo of this connection in same time.
I came from idea of change thinking of people and instead to one using start to actvise them for thinking about concept of re-using economy. This paradigma has to change and can play key role not just in case of cup but also of actvisation people and organisation (institution) to come with their own solution that fit to their situation and structure. Also push users to think and care about which companies and cafes they visit.
The process is:
1 - to map and call community of cafes and fast foods that decide to stop use one-use cups and started to offer cups for more uses.
2 - service Eco Cup - should provide around 3000 cups for testing renting/sharing system of cups in city (and between stakeholders). It means that every cafe or restaurant will get some cups. This cups they can offer to customers that can rent it for 2 euros. This cup then user keep it and use for other services (as cafe automats, traveling or other cafes with symbol Eco cup) or user can also return it and get his/her money back. Also when the user will come to cafe with own eco cup he/she will get discount for next drink or coffee.
3- develope web/app platforem that should:
- collect local cafes/companies who join service and provide reusing cup and also returning and cleaning system - that will show on map and help people to find the nearest spot
- provide user (local citizien) to map his money and cup saving, collect points and special s
- present brands that join project in locality
The aim is:
- call and spread community of stakeholders and users
- invovled new people for managing service / support, sponsors, etc.
- invoved also other institutions, organisation, schools, airports, railway station, train companies etc. to think about alternatives of the systems for reusing cups.