make art, not waste

Today I celebrate a little milestone – 20 coffee cups saved from landfill.

Not too long ago, I became very aware of the huge quantities of coffee the RedBubble office consumes. (The internet never sleeps and neither shall we!)

I probably should have been concerned about the adrenalin pumping heart tremor causing effects of caffeine, but instead I set off on a personal crusade to reduce the number of take away coffee cups we were throwing out each week.

My first attempt was to drink fewer cups of coffee. I got the shakes as withdrawal set in, and was only saving 2-4 coffee cups from landfill per day. I declared this tactic a dismal failure and pledged to do better.

Thankfully, Russell knew a stylish and aesthetically pleasing place for us to pick up some reusable plastic cups for those times when our caffeine levels are critical. So we ordered a bunch and now every staff member here has one.

The amount of coffee cup waste has significantly reduced and today I ordered my 20th guilt free cappuccino with one sugar. It felt good. Very good.

But then I wondered about all the other disposable coffee cups out there. This got me searching for some cool things you can do with them. It turns out, quite a lot…

The lantern festival and reusing coffee cups
Foam cup drawings sell for hundreds
Coffee cup masks
Learn to make coffee cup tissue dispensers
Take the coffee cup challenge


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