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Edible Cups Make Delicious Addition To Any Party

Edible Cups Make Delicious Addition To Any Party

If you’ve been trying to live a greener more sustainable life, both at home and around town, the word “disposable” carries an undesirable connotation.

Our society is plagued by a throw-away mentality, and people think nothing of using resource intensive products and packaging for just a matter of minutes before tossing it into the trash can, and ultimately, the landfill.

In a creative and beautiful reinvention of the term “disposable,” the ladies of THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD design consultancy in NYC have created a unique line of  vegan beverageware that can be tossed without guilt when your eco-cocktail is gone.

This unique line of cups completely reinvents the way people experience a beverage, including the way it feels, tastes, smells, moves, and is even disposed of (CrispGreen.com).

“The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink,” say the creators on their website. “The cups can be nibbled on while drinking and any leftover remnants can be composted immediately.”

Slowly but surely, a number of compostable packaging and dishware alternatives are making their way into the mainstream market, but it’s still a problem in areas where proper composting facilities aren’t readily available.

Because it’s made from agar agar, a seaweed extract that actually nurtures the growth of plants, it’s one of the few that you can accidentally drop on the lawn or in the garden with good results.

The designers also toyed with the idea of creating a line of shot glasses in different flavors that compliment a corresponding ABSOLUT VODKA drink. These cups are still in development and are aiming to launch in the Fall.

Image credits: thewayweseetheworld.com

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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9:24PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Oh, wow, that's awesome! (Probably expensive, but awesome!)

10:24AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

Fun and joy to the party! Good.

8:51PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

Excellent!
Thanks Beth!

6:03AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

So cool!!!
Thank you Beth!

3:56AM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Better still, use pottery or china ones : they can be washed and reused 1,000's of times!

4:56AM PDT on May 31, 2011

thanks :-)

8:59PM PDT on May 30, 2011

Ty Beth!

4:41PM PDT on May 25, 2011

thank you

3:03PM PDT on May 22, 2011

Cool!

4:50PM PDT on May 18, 2011

This is a great idea, providing the cups aren't really expensive, money is tight at the moment, this idea should really catch on.

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