Cut Down On Waste With These Edible, Flavored Drinking Cups


These disposable cups from Loliware aren't made to be thrown in the trash. Instead, as The Huffington Post reports, drinkers are encouraged to chow down on the edible cups once they're done with them.

Loliware's biodegradable cups are made from seaweed and organic sweeteners, and they're 100 percent safe to eat. The concept originated at a 2010 Jell-O competition when the company's founders were tasked with using gelatin to create an edible product. From there they took their idea to Kickstarter, and in 2015 they received a $600,000 investment after appearing on Shark Tank.

Today, the nibble-friendly vessels are available to order in packs of four for $16. They come in five delectable flavors: vanilla bean, tart cherry, yuzu citrus, matcha green tea, and natural clear. If eating your glassware doesn't sound appealing to you, there are other environmentally-safe ways to dispose of them. Running the cup under hot water will dissolve it in minutes, and an intact cup will take just 60 days to decompose after disposal (for comparison, some plastic water bottles take 1000 years to break down in landfills).

While biodegradable drink containers, like these bottles made from algae, have been produced in the past, these examples look significantly tastier. The cups available on Loliware's website are currently out of stock, but there are plenty of other places to go for edible kitchen utensils in the mean time.


[h/t The Huffington Post

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