Forget Dixie Cups! Drink Out of Jell-O Glasses!
Image via The Way We See The World
We write a lot about alternatives to paper and plastic cups, or designs that reduce their waste, but this has to be a new favorite. Designers at The Way We See The World have envisioned picnickers everywhere using jelloware, an incredibly yummy version of disposable -- or rather edible -- cups. They're a result of the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold Competition in Brooklyn, New York. Yanko Design points us to the squishy, tasty cups by The Way We See The World and their Jelloware, which "re-imagines the concept of drinking, and imparts a new experience in the way it feels, tastes, smells, moves, and is even disposed of."
This cup concept makes for a whole new version of Jell-O shots. Made out of agar agar and cast in various flavors including lemon-basil, ginger-mint, and rosemary-beet, the colorful cups add extra zippiness to the beverage contained within it. Imagine sipping a summer-time mojito out of a ginger-mint cup you can bite right into. Pure awesome.
Since tons of plastic and paper cups used at events end up on the ground rather than trash cans, these cups are designed to be tossed right on the ground, where the seaweed-extract they're made from helps plants grow. Consider that...the grass at a festival site being as healthy or healthier after the event that it was before!
They look somewhat fragile, but as long as you don't take too terribly long to finish your drink on a hot day, they'll probably work just fine. And without a doubt, they would account for less waste than paper or plastic cups.
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