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In 2006, Starbucks reported having used 2.6 billions cups at their
stores. While the manufacturing of each paper-based cup produces
0.24 lbs of CO2 emission, only 0.25% are estimated to be recycled
after disposal. We are in an urgent need to shift our current
craddle-to-grave paradigm. What if aside from being a material
resource, nature could also take part in the process?
Along the exploration that this thought intitiated, Crème identified
gourds as a fast growing plant that bears robust fruits each season,
developing a strong outer skin, and fibery inner flesh. Once dried,
gourds have traditionally been used by ancestors as receptacles
like cups. Crème explored this centuries-old craft, using molds to
grow gourds into functional shapes, such as cups and flasks to
create sustainable, renewable, and compostable products without
waste.
The Gourd Project is one of NYCxDesign awards finalist mentions.
Check out The Gourd Project’s website
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