A California-based creative startup has made a paper cup that grows into a tree


A California based creative company called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup which is not just biodegradable, but also has seeds embedded in its walls so that it can be planted and grown. The project, which intended to make cups with seeds embedded in their walls based on the location of their sale and specific planting instructions on the bottom of the cup successfully raised $21,077 USD with 569 backers and has launched the project.

As reported by Drupa, Alex Henige, the man behind the idea, has about 200 hand made prototypes. He is currently working on commercial grade prototypes for large-scale production and is still looking for partners for different parts of the development and production processes. He is talking to possible business partners including coffee store chains who are interested in his product. In the future, he wants to distribute the cups to other countries and continents, but for now he focuses on perfecting the plantable cup.

We wish similar ideas get implemented in India soon. Let’s hope entrepreneurs of India ‘Think’ along similar lines, and come up with utilitarian ideas that ‘Change India’.

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