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Reduce Reuse Recycle Repeat – upcycling coffee cups instead of throwing them away

03. April 2019

Upcycling is an absolute trend and means to upgrade apparently (useless) waste products and thus to reuse them. What could be more suitable für this than the take-away cup? It can be redesigned creatively in just a few simple steps.

Colourful chain of lights made of take-away cups

The warm season is just around the corner and makes you want to spend cosy evenings on the balcony or in the garden. A nice ambience is the be-all and end-all and is best conjured up by a beautiful chain of lights. This is where our take-away cups come into play. They are super easy to convert into colourful lampshades.

For this you need:

  • A standard chain of lights
  • Some take-away cups
  • A pair of scissors
  • Coloured crepe paper or napkins

If your cups have been used, you should first rinse them thoroughly and let them dry. In the next step you can let your creativity run wild and stick colorful napkins or crepe paper over the cups. Finally, simply cut a small X into the bottom of the cup and put the cups over the individual lights of the chain – done!

Sustainability at Coffee-Bike

We at Coffee-Bike are constantly working on sustainable solutions for our bikes. For example, all cups for our hot and cold drinks are made of 100% biodegradable materials. We also offer plastic-free drinking straws and pack our beans exclusively in environmentally friendly packaging. You can read more about sustainability and environmental protection here.

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Carla Verlage

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