Sleeve 4 Sleeve
SAVING THE WORLD, ONE COFFEE SLEEVE AT A TIME
Since our last blog post, our project has progressed a lot. We now have started creating actual copies of our product Sleeve 4 Sleeve and have tested it a bit. We have also just contacted three local coffee shops; Go Get ‘Em Tiger, Pete’s Coffee, and Bardonna. We asked if they would consider using our reusable coffee sleeves and also gleaned some information on how much paper they waste via coffee sleeves each and every day. We learned that Pete’s Coffee uses (and presumably wastes) 150 coffee sleeves each day. Go Get ‘Em Tiger: over 700. Lastly, Bardonna with 150-200 coffee sleeves. That’s a lot of paper wasted from just three local coffee shops. And Pete’s Coffee is a chain so it gets worse. Think of all the coffee shops in the world and how much paper they are wasting each day through coffee sleeves. We want to eliminate this problem with Sleeve 4 Sleeve. We have also decided that all excess clothing we get from the clothes drive will go to a local homeless shelter. We are considering Upward Bound House, as one of our group members, Luke Zanuck, has interacted with this organization before.
We have started our clothes drive at our school and have already gained some clothing through the clothes drive. In total we plan to create 300 reuseable coffee sleeves to help cut down on paper waste. Thank you for reading our blog post and next time you use a paper coffee sleeve, think about its environmental impact.