What if a great cup was more than just a cup? What if a cup served as elegant drink ware at an upscale party one night and a pot for plants the next? This Los Angeles art gallery decided to give this idea a shot by using TOSSWARE in a whole new way! All of TOSSWARE’s high-quality cups are made out of 100% recyclable PET and can be tossed straight into the recycling bin. But these cups are durable enough to take it one step further. This gallery took it from recycling to up-cycling.
The gallery was planning an opening for an environmentally focused art show. This environmental arts initiative wanted everything about the show to fall in line with the mission of the curator and artists. This mission was one of environmental protection and sustainability. Artwork spanned mediums from film, photography, painting, and installation all addressing current threats to our natural environment.
When it came to opening night, TOSSWARE was a perfect option for the occasion. The gallery set up an extra installation where gallery attendees could toss their used TOSSWARE to be recycled. The 12oz Tumbler Jr. and 7oz pint mini were the perfect options for the wine and craft beer options. As people milled about, the bin for recycled TOSSWARE filled up!
The show was up for three weeks. It closed with a closing family event where the recycled TOSSWARE got a new life! The organizers rinsed and drilled a small hole in the bottom of each TOSSWARE cup. This event focused on giving kids ideas about how to care for the environment. One way to do this is by growing and caring for plants. Kids were taught about how plants emit oxygen and purify our air. Kids and parents alike were then given a TOSSWARE cup to plant nasturtium in.
Follow our simple guide to growing your own pet plant in an up-cycled TOSSWARE cup!
TOSSWARE'S Pet Plants
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This is an activity that’s fun for kids and parents alike. Add extra flair by painting your cups or decorating them with stickers. The possibilities for up-cycling TOSSWARE are endless. Pet plants are just one idea, get creative and see what you can come up with. Share pictures of your up-cycled TOSSWARE crafts on social media with the hashtag #TOSSWAREupcycled!