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E-cups

Our idea on a biodegradable k-cup.
by

Alyssa K.

on 11 May 2014

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K-Cup or E-cup?
The famous K-cup is convenient for the people using it, but is it just as convenient for the environment?
PLA:
* HEAT RESISTANT
* RENEWABLE
* $1.50/LB

LID:
* Thermoplastic
* thinner type than the rest of the cup
* same price- $1.50/lb
THANK YOU!
HYPERLINKS:
PLA INFO:
- http://license.umn.edu/technologies/z08149_heat-resistant-thermoplastic-made-from-renewable-biodegradable-and-eco-friendly-polymer-pla
- PRICE INFO- http://www.slideshare.net/assenzio1732/poly-lactic-acid
K-CUP INFO:
- http://earthtechling.com/2013/08/an-eco-friendly-k-cup-onecoffee-cup-is-92-biodegradable/
THE BODY
ORIGINAL PLASTIC: N/A
NEW PLASTIC: Thermoplastic made with Polymer Polylactic Acid
THE LID
ORIGINAL MATERIAL: ALUMINIUM
NEW MATERIAL: Thermoplastic (same as the rest of cup,
but thinner)
Presentation made by: Alyssa, Sarah , Brianna, and Rahaf.
PRICES-
* per cup- .35 (with coffee)
* small box = $6.00
* regular sized box = $9.00
* large box = $ 13.00


How does recycling help?
* the more we recycle, the less
carbon is emitted into the air
* natural nitrogen = good
* nitrogen made from pollution = bad
CARBON/NITROGEN CYCLE:
- http://www.skepticalscience.com/human-co2-smaller-than-natural-emissions-intermediate.htm
ALUMINUM:
- http://www.matalco.com/about_aluminum.htm
looks something like that =>
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