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I agree, that is why that idea is listed as an inspiration for our proposal. Thanks for the heads up!

Hey Kate,

Well we are talking to a few supply chain management professors at the state university for guidance on how the model can be lean and scalable. We also want to start talking to coffee shops who would be interested in forming part of this program. The big challenge is that we do not have many developers so we do not even know how much time and money building the inter-phase would take.

Thank you for the names! I'll get on them rn. :)

Also, you are doing a great job keeping the OpenIDEO community engaged and connected so thank you for that as well!

Hey Troy!
Thanks for the confidence boost in my drawing skills :) The whole concept of adding and app is for coffee shops to also have an incentive to drive the agenda forward. I think that if there is a way to eliminate waste and at the same time develop closer relationships to their consumers is a win-win.

You bring up some valid points in terms of the material of the cups. We were talking to a barista who is interested in being part of the pilot and he said that the most efficient way to so this and still be able to scale would be to use aluminum because of its weight, cost, and features. Nothing replaces ceramic but we know that most people wont carry a ceramic cup around.