I am an avid coffee drinker, but it really bothers me every time I contribute to the millions of coffee cups in the trash. So I was really excited when I came across the best re-use of coffee cups, ever! …in Sydney, Australia.
On a little side street, there were strange structures that didn’t look like much on their own… However, when I approached the bizarre art, I realized that the structures were no where near being complete and what I saw was just the bare bones of awesomeness!
The concept was pretty self explanatory, but nevertheless, there were pictorial directions posted:
COFFEE – you bought coffee at a coffee shop somewhere in the city
CUP – you now have an empty cup that you’re ready to throw away
POTTING MIX – instead of putting the cup in the trash, put in some soil!
SEED – choose some seeds
PLANT – plant the seed in the soil
COVER – cover the seeds with some more soil
PLACE – place the newly re-used cup on the structures
Once the plants start to grow, the structures transform into living, recycled, art!