To Reduce Waste, There’s Now A ‘Bikeshare For Coffee Mugs’ In Boulder

· Nov. 14, 2018, 10:45 pm
Photo: Vessel Works CupCourtesy of Vessel Works
A Vessel Works reusable, stainless steel cup.

As many coffee shops purge plastic straws from their inventory, Vessel hopes to go a step further and replace single-use cups.

The Boulder-based company Vessel Works is launching citywide after a test-run in New York City. The program works like a library or a bike share, but for to-go cups. Instead of receiving a disposable cup, coffee drinkers get a reusable, stainless steel mug. People can later exchange or drop off the cup.

Vessel Works founder Dagny Tucker got the idea after noticing the huge amount of waste created at sustainability conferences she attended worldwide. Tucker talked to Colorado Matters about creating the program, which is free for customers.

You care.

You want to know what is really going on these days, especially in Colorado. We can help you keep up.  The Lookout is a free, daily email newsletter with news and happenings from all over Colorado. Sign up here and we will see you in the morning!