This Coffee Cup is Recycleable…Unlike 50 Billion Headed for Landfills

This Coffee Cup is Recycleable…Unlike 50 Billion Headed for Landfills

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Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

50 billion cups in the U.S. end up in landfills every year — enough that if placed end to end, they would go to the moon and back roughly five times. Why aren’t they recycled?

British inventor Martin Myerscough was puzzled by this and has now come up with an alternative to make the recycling process easier.

His company is called Green Your Cup. These cups are not generally available yet, says the website, www.greenyourcup.com.

“They haven’t gone into mass production which means they probably won’t be available until 2015. Consumers can help us by Tweeting us or Liking us on facebook.”

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from CNN)

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