Carrying your own coffee cup is a great way to reduce waste, but actually lugging one around to coffee shops is inconvenient, which is why most people don’t do it.
Enter the Smash Cup (via TreeHugger), a collapsible mug that should be much easier to fit into a briefcase or purse. It’s made from BPA-free, food-grade materials, and is billed as totally leak free (a requirement, really).
The cup can hold 12 ounces of hot or cold beverage, and telescopes down to almost the size of its own lid. It’s dishwasher safe and comes in five colors.
Like most green widgets, Smash Cup production will be financed through a crowdfunding campaign. Head over to the Smash Cup Kickstarter page to reserve one for a $15 pledge, with shipping expected to begin in October.