18 Sep '12, 9am

Building Sustainability Expert Invents a Better–Greener Coffee Cup

Building Sustainability Expert Invents a Better–Greener Coffee Cup

a version of this article appeared on Vitamin W By day, sustainability expert Karla Zens works in green estate. By night, she makes coffee cups. Zens has invented a collapsible mug called Zip Cup designed to put a dent in the 58 billion paper cups trashed each year. It’s being presold on Indigogo right now “I build green buildings during the day and trying to bring those values to Zip Cup,” says this professional who can certify LEED buildings. “This is related directly to my passion.” Changing the field of retail real estate she says is slow moving. But Zip Cups could change the urban trashscape. If she gets them into the hands of one in three coffee drinkers, as she hopes to do, it could make a real dent in the mound of trash. Zen’s sustainability background has helped: “Working in product development, there’s a lot I bring from green real estate to the concept, recyclin...

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