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We Found The World’s Best Coffee Mug.

Each year millions of coffee cups end up in landfills, worldwide. So there's got to be a way to make your favorite morning drink /

Each year millions of coffee cups end up in landfills, worldwide. So there’s got to be a way to make your favorite morning drink / am addiction more eco-friendly, right? Andrew Brooks may have just come up with the perfect solution. The U.K. entrepreneur has designed the Pokito coffee cup, a collapsible mug for those on the go. Brooks hopes to offset the amount of single-use disposable coffee cups  wants to replace the paper cups that customers receive from coffee shops, like Starbucks.

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The U.K. entrepreneur has designed the Pokito coffee cup, a collapsible mug for those on the go. Brooks hopes to offset the large amount of single-use disposable paper coffee cups that end up in the trash each year.

2.5 billion cups end up in landfills every year.

According to the Daily Mail, these single-use cups have a plastic membrane, which makes them ineligible for recycling along with other paper waste. Because of this, 2.5 billion cups end up in landfills every year, where they take up to 30 years to decompose while releasing greenhouse gasses in the process.

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“We should be incentivizing consumers enjoying coffees on the go to take reusable cups,” Chris Sherrington of environmental consulting firm Eunomia, told the Daily Mail.

The Pokito cup has been tested for durability and can survive more than 1,500 uses and the design is dishwasher-safe. The cup has a center band for strength and collapses down to about 1.5″. Brooks’ design also includes built-in insulation and a spill-proof lid.

“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,” – Andrew Brooks

“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,” Brooks told the Daily Mail. “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.”

Currently, the Pokito cup has raised more than $14,500 on Kickstarter. Andrew Brooks plans to put his invention on the market at a $19 pricepoint.

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