Coffee Cup Plant

Y in Cup is a project that has good intentions. It wants you to re-use your disposable coffee cup (yes the Starbucks variety) to grow more plants. I mean tiny plants that can dot your home, office or wherever. A combo of seed and fertilizer disk comes attached to the bottom of the Y Cup; simply tear open the package and empty the contents in the rinsed out cup. Add some soil from your backyard and you’re good to go.

Like I said the intentions of the project are good, but I don’t think it’s possible to grow plants out of every coffee cup that you use. For an addict like me, who goes through countless cups of coffee, it would be a waste of seeds and fertilizers coz I know I won’t be able to plant and maintain so many pots! A better idea would be to supply optional cups, like you could purchase cups with or without the seed disks. That would make more sense.

Designer: Joon Kim

Y in Cup by Joon Kim

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