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This Charming Project by Howard Jackman Features Left Behind Cups

By: Tia Clarke - Published: Mar 19, 2013 • References: flickr and designtaxi
This charming urban photography project by Howard Jackman highlights the thousands of coffee cups that litter the busy cities we live in. The pictures from the Salt Lake City amateur photographer showcases takeaway coffee cups from Starbucks and other businesses strewn on sidewalks, benches and stairwells.

The series entitled, 'Coffee – Left Behind' provides a whimsical reminder of the hustle and bustle of city life and the temporary fix that caffeine provides as people get through their working days.

The images could also be used as a timely reminder of the problem of litter. Many of the coffee cups have plastic tops, which are not bio-degradable. Many coffee chains offer reusable cups, which are much friendlier to the environment and better for our collective carbon footprints.