Climate change, a world that is threatening the bubble that we live inside and up until recently one that has been gently encouraging us to begin changing our ways, to do things like recycle, up-cycle, down-cycle and side-cycle everything into as many things as you can imagine. That was until China recently stopped taking out the trash but that's another story. This story is actually a few years old but it can take a long time for things to catch on, whether that be due to cost or the factories reach and profitability. We can safely say that cups made of your coffee grounds are still rather niche.
A company called Kaffee Form in Germany is making Coffee cups from the waste produced by your coffee. There are many other alternatives out there that use natural fibres to create multi-use cups but I'm particularly impressed with one that uses the same waste that is generated by the process to which it will be used. The idea came from Julian Lechner who while studying in Italy had thought about the potential, he didn't let the thought of it pass by and 3 years later he began experimenting with different materials and started talks with material experts and scientists and this eventually paid off. A new renewable material was formed, he called it Kaffeeform.
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