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Starting next week: Coffee Cup Challenge Answered

Next week we'll be beginning the Coffee Cup Challenge. Make an Instructable that shows a cool reuse of a paper coffee cup and win a solar-powered Voltaic backpack and some gift cards for Starbucks coffee!

You can use one cup or a thousand. You can use them on their own or add anything else to it. Just show us a cool use for a cup!

UPDATE:

Contest will run from 4/12 - 5/9
International entries are accepted

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Wasagi
Wasagi

11 years ago

 Can styrofoam cups be used? Keep them out of landfills!!

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Lance Mt.
Lance Mt.

Reply 11 years ago

 Is it too late to change? Because that really limits our options.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

It's already set. There are tons of things you can do with a paper cup, though. Use your noggin!

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Lance Mt.
Lance Mt.

Reply 11 years ago

I spose you could easily transfer the ideas.

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Wasagi
Wasagi

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks for clarifying!

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Adum24
Adum24

11 years ago

So will there be a contest page or something? Do I click on this page to enter? And can you do anything with the cup as long as it includes a paper cup?

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Lukes221
Lukes221

11 years ago

ok, i got so confuesed reading the comments so, frst of all, does this have anything at all to actually do with the betacup challenge or is it totally different? assuming it to be a different one does it matter at all what it is, like, does it have to be a redesigned cup thing like the betacup contest or is it a make stuff out of coffee cups idea? i wasnt sure so i thought id ask, also, what countires can compete...and yea...thats pretty much it i think

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

This contest is associated with the betacup, but is not strictly tied to it.

In other words, don't worry about the rules for the betacup contest, just make something from a paper coffee cup.

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--Cody--
--Cody--

11 years ago

When is the official start and end of this contest?

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hawkeyejr
hawkeyejr

11 years ago

Would'nt the best way to recycle a coffee cup be just have another cup o' joe.my current paper cup is well in to the double digit refills right now!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Paper coffee cup. Like in the picture.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Hmmm, the local Dunkin Donuts here uses styrofoam.  I may have to upscale for a latte in a paper cup or go to the competitor's from now on.

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Big Ugly Mich
Big Ugly Mich

11 years ago

Yenno these things can be recycled. McD's actually did that a few years ago until they got tired of idiots who put garbage in the styrofoam bin and styrofoam in the garbage bin.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, they can be recycled. So if your project doesn't work out or you want to scrap it, you can still recycle the cup.

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AniaRu
AniaRu

11 years ago

www.thebetacup.com/rules/
they say you have to check whether 'the contest is legal in our jurisdiction', so I'm guessing there's a list of counrties somewhere. Good idea, though

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

I guess there should be a side contest on who consumes the most cups of coffee in the pursuit of their coffee cup instructable.  It is afterall, reusing a used coffee cup and should not be about just digging through the pantry or buying a new package of cups to add to the waste stream.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Reply 11 years ago

Plenty of used cups to be had on the side of the road.  After a quick wash they're ready to go!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, buying cups just for this isn't the point.

That said, I have a few pristine cups that others have given me for this. They had them because they were given two cups for insulation.

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MadBricoleur
MadBricoleur

11 years ago

Awww man if the coffee cup on the car roof 'ible hadn't been made yet... that would pWn in this contest.

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Biggsy
Biggsy

11 years ago

So, is there a restriction on country? Or can us UK people join in?

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

Awesome,

Also if you have a good idea for a solution to the massive waste of paper coffee cups, be it a re-design or a new scheme, enter here
http://www.thebetacup.com/

Starbucks have put up $20,000 in prizes for the best ideas !

More info here http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/starbucks_helps_eliminate_coffee_cup_waste_with_betacup__16178.asp

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Oh Hey Smart, haven't seen you for a bit!