Here’s a great idea that can help the environment – while helping you to enjoy your coffee. A British entrepreneur has invented a reusable plastic cup that can collapse and fit in your pocket. Calling it Pokito, investor Andrew Brooks hopes that it will start to be used by Costa, Starbucks and others.
If you can imagine this, about 2.5 billion cups are dumped each year and, because of the coating that they have, they can’t be recycled.
The Pokito has three sizes and can collapse to be small enough to fit in your pocket or bag. It has been tested to last for over 1500 uses and it’s even dishwasher-proof. The cup is patent-pending and, as Andrew Brooks said,
“Growing millions of trees to manufacture billions of cups for a few minutes of convenience has to be considered a wasteful and ecologically unsound practice. I do believe there has to be a better way. We can still enjoy our daily indulgence and manage to safeguard the environment for future generations.”
He is using Kickstarter to raise £12,000 to produce the Pokito, and each cup with be £15.