CUP2SHARE - It’s like the saying, “having your cake and eating it too” in the sense that we will have a compliant plant-based high-quality multiple-reuse cup that will eventually be sent to the compostable pile without an oil-based liner. This cup will contain removable liners that may still be oil based at the start, but with a liner that can be removed for disposal. As liner technology advances, liners will be sold separately and would also be compostable. Eventually, the goal would be to have a compliant cup with a liner included that is compostable in a high-temperature compost facility.
Reuse is key to our concept to reduce the amount of waste and to educate students/people about their choices and how to make better choices for our soil and environment health.
Sanitary sleeves - will be placed around the cup by the establishments upon delivery of a hot drink. Upon finishing a cup of coffee using a CUP2SHARE concept cup, the cup can be dropped off or reused at a number of campus drop off locations or at the drinking establishment for a ‘drop-off’ discount on their next drink.
Mobile APP - Each cup reuse will count as a soil credit upon pick up of another CUP2SHARE drink at any participating establishment. After 10 soil credits, they get a free drink and one carbon credit. On a college campus, the CUP2SHARE concept will be part of the college mission to reduce waste and educate their students to build up their CARBON credit and help rebuild the soil. After 10 carbon credits (100 soil credits), the student can choose to receive a CUP2SHARE logo baseball style cap, t-shirt of seeds to grow their own edible garden.
CUP2SHARE Edible Garden - After the first six months of reuse and composting, the campus will break ground on an edible garden using the soil regenerated from the compostable cups. This will not only be a place to grow edible food but will be part of the branding and concept of this cup.
CUP2SHARE drop off stations - will be placed around campus at the main foot traffic areas to make it easy to drop off cups. Participating establishments will also have designated locations to drop off their used cups.