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seedcup / Decomposable coffee cup


We are living in times of resource scarcity and excessive waste production. As for example the coffee to go culture is increasing its popularity year by year, even though it is a big part of the current waste problem. In Germany alone every day 7.6 million cups end up in a trash bin. Our approach is to rethink our behaviour and perception of waste in order to realise it is a ressource. Every day a huge amount of coffee ground end up as waste in exactly these cafè‘s. So we decided to design a machine, which use these coffee ground to produce biogradable single-use coffee cups directly in every cafè, to offer a simple sustainable solution.


Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz

Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz
Graz, Austria

Agatha Sowinski,
Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz

David Minatti-Krauhs,
Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz