Development of a reusable system for coffee or tea cups for the city of Darmstadt
|On average, every Darmstadt citizen consumes 34 coffee-to-go disposable cups per year. Annually, more than 5 million cups are disposed of in Darmstadt. With a reusable and deposit system for coffee or tea cups, the amount of discarded disposable cups in Darmstadt should be reduced by at least 20 percent. The urban business group HEAG, the municipal services company EAD, the environmental consultancy e-hoch-3 and the Studierendenwerk have been involved in this cooperation project together with the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) and the city of Darmstadt. As part of this project, e-hoch-3 created a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of different types of systems and thereby supported the decision-making processes in the design and development of the Darmstadt reusable cup.