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From the Telluride Daily Planet:

The Vessel Works cup recycle program has been embraced by The Butcher & The Baker and other businesses in Telluride and Mountain Village. (Courtesy photo)

Here’s a staggering statistic: More than 300 billion paper cups are tossed into landfills every year. That’s globally. In the US alone, that number is 58 billion. The paper cups we use — just once — for hot beverages like tea of coffee are lined with plastic and therefore costly to recycle. Recycling just doesn’t happen for this impactful amount of waste.

Enter entrepreneur Dagny Tucker, whose various start-ups focus on sustainability. Vessel Works, based out of Boulder, is a reusable coffee cup start-up that has established a pilot program in Telluride.

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