Have you seen any of these magnificent cups in your local cafe? I haven't, but am keeping an eye out...
So what is it all about?
In August 2013, Project Okyo and Biopak partnered to bring us the first BioCup Art Series. The project provides artists who are passionate about the environment (and use related themes in their work) the opportunity to have their work printed on commerically compostable BioCups. The aim is to inspire consumers to rethink the true beauty of their daily resource use.
BioCups paper is sourced from managed plantations, is coated with a bioplastic made from plants not oil, and are printed with soy or water-based inks.
The project has now grown to include 18 new artists printed each quarter. To date, the work of 36 community-conscious artists from Perth to Auckland have now had their work printed on over 10 million compostable cups.
While the ultimate aim is to have everyone taking their own reuseable cups to their favourite coffee outlet, this is a step in the right direction.
If you are interested in finding out more on this topic, you can read a biopak blog here.
Thank you to Leah Anketell for the photo