EVERY YEAR,
OVER 19 BILLION PAPER CUPS ARE USED IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

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6.5 million
trees are cut down for the production
of these paper cups.

6,000
Olympic swimming pools of water are used
every year to produce paper cups.

3.4 billion
pounds of CO2 is spent. With that, you could fly
from Amsterdam to Los Angeles and back.
400,000 times.

99%
of them end up in the trash. This is due to the
plastic layer causing difficulty in recycling.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

1.
Invest in a reusable mug
and always bring it with you.

2.
If you have to use a paper cup,
reuse it at least 3 times.

3.
Share the story of Ornas.


MISSION

Our goal is to expose the ridiculousness of single-use paper cups through the story of Ornas, an unconventional approach to sustainable communication. We believe in spreading awareness through immersive and enjoyable experiences to inspire change.

CREDITS

Story: Yes de Jong, Katy Barnard, Alexandra Sykioti, Lennard Schaack
Design and Development: Yes de Jong, Katy Barnard, Alexandra Sykioti, Lennard Schaack
Voice: Rodney Sharp
Music: Chad Crouch, Sound of Picture
Sound effects: freesound.org
Supervisors: Master of Digital Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and University of Amsterdam Waste Management Department

SOURCES

Carbon Footprint Calculator. [https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx](https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx)

Gabbatiss, J. (2018). Disposable coffee cups: How big a problem are they for the environment?. Independent. [https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/disposable-coffee-cups-how-big-problem-environment-landfill-recycling-incinerate-export-rubbish-a8142381.html](https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/disposable-coffee-cups-how-big-problem-environment-landfill-recycling-incinerate-export-rubbish-a8142381.html)

Green Match Blog. (2019). The Effects of Paper Coffee Cups on The Environment. Green Match. [https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2015/06/the-effects-of-paper-coffee-cups-on-the-environment](https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2015/06/the-effects-of-paper-coffee-cups-on-the-environment)

Tata & Howard Blog. (2015). Earth Day 2015 - Small Steps Bring Big Change. Tata & Howard. [https://tataandhoward.com/tag/recycled-cups-infographic/](https://tataandhoward.com/tag/recycled-cups-infographic/)