CUPPACOFFEECUP is a New Zealand-made reusable takeaway coffee cup. Instead of disposing of a cup every time you have a takeaway coffee, re-use your CUPPACOFFEECUP. The idea behind CUPPACOFFEECUP was to create a reusable cup that is lightweight, has striking full colour imagery and looks and feels much like a disposable cup.
It is estimated that 100-200 million disposable cups are used each year in New Zealand. That number is even higher in Australia – with approximately 800 million disposable cups being used each year.
Many disposable cups cannot be recycled because they are lined with plastic. Even compostable disposable cups cannot be composted without the correct facilities. It is often the case that disposable cups end up in landfill.
Reusable cups that are used time and time again promote sustainability. CUPPACOFFEECUP is made from food-grade polypropylene – a plastic that can be easily recycled at the end of its life and made into new consumer goods. While, of course, there is some environmental impact in producing a CUPPACOFFEECUP, reusing your CUPPACOFFEECUP for a year or two will definitely help the planet! At the end of its life, both the cup and lid can be recycled.
Established Auckland artist Angie Dennis has been painting professionally since 2002. Originally from UK, she has made New Zealand her home since 1998, and has never looked back. Angie has experimented in different styles and forms of art – from nudes, to abstracts, to still-life. But considering her background in Environmental Science, it is not a surprise that Angie found her passion in New Zealand nature and wildlife, preserving the indigenous flora and fauna throughout her artwork. With nature providing the foundation of her art, Angie now incorporates Kiwi life into her paintings and limited editions prints… although nostalgia has crept into her more recent artworks.Her art has been described as vibrant, contemporary and bold. Angie is continually inspired by what New Zealand has to offer, and is constantly pushing her boundaries in the way she sees life in her new found home.