Got the HicCups?

Got the HicCups?

Did you know that Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour?! And, the worst part is that most of them are just thrown away – and not recycled. Then, there are the styrofoam coffee cups: Americans throw away 25,000,000 of those every year!

Well, one local company with a creative founder/inventor has come up with a fabulous solution: the HicCup – the cup that goes everywhere with you. It’s a collapsible 16-ounce cup that holds both hot and cold beverages and can fold up and go in your pocket or purse. Buda Star was recently at the San Francisco Green Festival with their “cup goblin” in tow. The cup goblin is a life-like form made completely out of 365 discarded and non-recycled cups.

While the HicCup is still in production, they are currently taking pre-orders for shipments beginning in June, 2011. The prototype is a BPA-free (that’s short for Bisphenol-A, an organic compound found to be estrogenic). Bisphenol-A is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications. The HicCup is made by Plastipure in Newark, California and is free from the estrogenic activity found with BPAs.

Learn more about how not to be a cup goblin at or friend them on Facebook at Buda Star.  Cheers!

Nova Lee, Founder and Inventor of the HicCup

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