Users Can Pay For Their Drinks Using the Environmentally Friendly Coffee Cup

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 11, 2015
References: frankgreen & springwise
This environmentally friendly coffee cup cuts down on waste by being reusable, and is also embedded with smart capabilities, enabling users to pay for their coffee with the cup itself. Based in Australia, product innovators Frank Green designed the ingenious SmartCup.

The eco-conscious mug incorporates smart payment technology. Tech-savvy caffeine consumers simply download the CafePay mobile app, order their coffee as per usual and then pay with just a swipe or tap of their environmentally-friendly coffee cup. The smartphone app also hosts loyalty rewards from participating coffee shops, allows users to pre-pay and even treat friends and colleagues remotely.

The SmartCup comes in a variety of colors and is specially designed to better insulate hot beverages. As if it doesn't get any better, 1% of every online sale is donated to global environmental non-profit Earthwatch.