huh? where did my paper cup go?


We are the sustainable development goals house

At the KIT, we are a community of sustainability experts and social entrepreneurs with a membership of 50+ organizations. Every day, we all work hard to make the world a better and fairer place. It was time that the KIT itself also looked critically at its own in-house consumption.


something was still missing

It might be hard to believe, but every year we use 70,000 paper cups internally at the KIT. A paper cup is often used for less than 10 minutes before we throw it away. Multiplied by 70,000, this creates a lot of trash and is literally a waste of money.


so we joined the circular coffee fund

By joining the Circular Coffee Fund, we minimize our footprint created by the production and disposal of paper cups, and turn it into smart investments. Not smart investments for ourselves, but for the people who make our delicious cup and really need it: the coffee farmers. The money we avoid spending on every paper cup we don’t use, will be used by coffee farmers to make their farms more sustainable.


how does it exactly work?


together with our “insider” Progreso

Last year the Progreso Foundation (located room BB-09) joined forces with the coffee importer This Side Up and the circular economy experts of the Circular Coffee Collective to improve coffee farmers lives by making the circular economy work.


let’s multiply the effect

It’s fantastic that we now all contribute to this great cause at the KIT. But we can do more, we can stimulate the cafés around the corner. We can stop using paper cups when we take the train. We can shout out on social media. Shout out!