Greater DC Cup Share will be a green initiative service, providing reused stainless steel cups to the stores and restaurants of the greater DC area. The goal is to provide a complete and ubiquitous cup reuse system that is almost transparent to the user and establishments and that will eventually eliminate millions of disposable cups from DC landfills.
The cups will be provided to the establishments at a price comparable to the current cost of disposable cups. The customer will pay an initial fee, then use a token/exchange system to continue use. The establishment will sell the cups to the customer, who returns it to a participating location, the cups are collected, brought to a central cleaning facility, cleaned, and sold back to the stores/restaurants for reuse.