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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everyday objects that make a big difference!

I was recently at the Young Blood designer Market at the Powerhouse Museum.

The market was part of the Sydney Design Week and has become an annual event for me due to the wonderful objects and innovation on display.


One of the stand-out stalls this year was a local business called “keep cup”. Coining the phrase Hot Coffee. Cool Planet this business is tackling the issue of disposable coffee cups and lids head on.

According to their website, even disposable paper cups are not recyclable so both the cup and the lid are a huge contributor to landfill issues around the globe.

Keep cup has been designed to help this problem by providing us with a reusable takeaway coffee cup that is suitable for any barista coffee machine.

Costing only $10-12 a cup it’s an easy way to do your bit for the planet.

I bought a couple of cups at the market; however you can also purchase them online from
http://www.keepcupstore.com/servlet/the-Small-Cup/Categories I've put a few away for Christmas presents (great for the office Secret Santa)!!!

Key features of the product are:
- Pleasing to drink out of
- Simple pop on/off lid
- Stackable and dishwasher safe
- Microwavable
- Thermal and lightweight
- Uses – Coffee, tea, juice, water, soup
- Low embodied energy. Reusable
- Unbreakable
- Life span – 4 years
- Recyclable polypropylene #5
- Designed and manufactured in Australia

More information can be found at http://www.keepcup.com.au/#/home

If you missed out on the Young Blood Market this year don’t worry, they also have a Christmas market on 28 November 09!

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