Currency Cups

 

By Marty Wollner

 

mailto:mwollner@mi.rr.com

 

23-Apr-2015

 

 

 

 

 

I hear Starbucks is trying to introduce non-disposable cups. BRAVO! At least that’s a start.

 

The general idea is: Non-disposable dishes for any to-go food dispensing.

 

 

Please see my amateur web site DishSwitch.com for an explanation of the DishSwitch process. I’ve gotten compliments about the idea from some of the organizations trying to combat plastic pollution, especially in the oceans, for example:

 

Jo Ruxton

of

Plastic Oceans.org

 

According to Jo and several others, the only problem is, SOMEBODY JUST NEEDS TO START THE COMPANY! (These correspondences are available).

 

 

My NEW IDEA is:

 

Combining this idea with another… down in Texas, everyone is big on GOLD and SILVER tokens, as described HERE. The reason is that Texas has just passed legislation that basically allows precious metal TOKENS to be used as “exchange – currency”, up to $1,000, tax-free.

 

For example, they can exchange a 1-oz silver bar for 1 hour of work… no more FEDERAL INCOME TAX and no more INVASION OF PRIVACY or unwarranted accountability, is the eventual goal.

 

My new idea is just as before, but also increasing the quality of the dishes… I mean, go way beyond “non-disposable” but to actually make them PRECIOUS… to essentially make them into a form of CURRENCY!!!

 


Obtaining CurrencyCups:

 

 

DishSwitch CurrencyCups” would have standardized construction, just like all of the DishSwitch dishware, and also, a SEALED EMBEDDED CHAMBER that contains gold/silver/etc.

 

Each CurrencyCup is clearly etched to indicate its value, for example, “10 grams GOLD”, “10 grams SILVER”, or “$50 US”, “$10,000 US”, etc…

 

Can these cups be destroyed by anyone wanting the precious metals inside? OF COURSE, anyone is free to do so… this freedom is, in itself, a GUARANTEE of the redeemable value! So, nobody should have any reservations about purchasing them when they buy their 22 oz Pepsi Slurpee at 7-eleven, for example, or using them to get a 22 oz coke from McDonalds.

 

You go to 7-Eleven and pay $51.00 for a 22 oz carryout Pepsi Slurpee. It comes filled in a sterilized “CurrencyCup-22oz-$50”… this is an example of our standardized products, each bearing a unique serial number. You can either:

 

 

OR

 

 

 

You enjoy your ice-cold 22-oz. Pepsi Slurpee, knowing that you didn’t waste ANY plastic and you have good Karma, knowing that neither cup, the lid, nor the straw or the plastic straw sheath will clog the gills of fish for the next 100 years.

 

You now OWN the cup… it is not a “bank loan” or a “note of legal tender”, “in GOD” we do NOT need to trust, because this is YOUR PROPERTY to do with as you please, including to melt it down and use the gold for dental fillings (because you obviously love sugar).


 

Redeeming DishSwitch CurrencyCups:

 

 

Later that same day, you get supper at McDonald’s. On the way into the parking lot, you find one of our “independent DishSwitch RECYCLING CENTERS” serving McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin’ Doughnuts, and all of the other corporate chains seen everywhere these days. Just slip your washed CurrencyCup into the input chamber and let the automated machinery scan and identify it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

System topology:

 

Restrictions can easily be placed upon redemptions, for example, only accepting dishes used in one (or a small collection of) recycling centers… in this example, all of the restaurants in one food court can share all of the dishes, and yet, no vendor needs to clean them or even have dirty dishes anywhere on-site (this is also big for health reasons).

 

DishSwitch assumes all of these responsibilities, resulting in gains in overall efficiency unachievable any other way. THAT is what makes the idea of DishSwitch a great one.

 

This topology can be EASILY extended, to say, all of the Dunkin’ Doughnuts in a city, or all of the Starbucks in the world (HINT HINT).

 

 


 

What would it take to get DishSwitch up and running?

 

It can be started LOCALLY, in fact, there are places that ALREADY do this exact same functionality, for example, military bases in Antarctica do this exact same serialized identification for dishes and flatware assigned to base personnel.

 

There are already systems in place for redemption of used bottles, and for scanning credit cards for identification as an integrated part of retail purchasing. In other words, the technology is already all there, and in place and running.

 

DishSwitch corporate sales, in my opinion, should be the easiest thing to accomplish:

 

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CONFRONT ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF HUGE MULTINATIONAL FAST FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SUGGEST IT TO ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME.

 

REMIND THEM OF WHAT THE OCEANS ARE BECOMING… THIS IS A REAL DOOMSDAY SCENARIO, FAR MORE CERTAIN THAN “GLOBAL WARMING”.

 

THREATEN THEM, AND REMIND THEM THAT INDIVIDUALLY, THEY CANNOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AS A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION.

 

ONLY BY SHARING RESOURCES AMONG THE MANY, do they stand any chance at overcoming this SELF-IMPOSED DEATH SENTENCE. I am not exaggerating anything here at all, the oceans are the lifeblood of the planet, and it might already be too late.

 

Let them come to this same OBVIOUS conclusion, if not it is pure INSANITY!!! How can they just keep dumping more and more plastic into the Oceans and expect things to NOT change???

 

Let them compete for it as a cost-effective SOLUTION to global plastic pollution. Let them insist that ALL plastic waste is eliminated by these same means. Let them form the DishSwitch corporation, let them bid on it, let them architect it and let them run it… EVERYONE is a winner.

 

This can all be accomplished in ONE MEETING with 6 guys… what’s the problem?

 

 


 

 

 

 

Great visions for Texas:

 

In Texas, I can foresee this system being used, statewide. I can foresee it being used to such an extent that there won’t be any need for any federal currency at all!!

 

Maybe this is a bit optimistic, but the idea is to GET RID OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM by slowly introducing alternate forms of “exchange token currencies”, like they do in Texas right now!

 

My way of doing this is to use “PRACTICALLY USEFUL TOKENS OF VALUE” instead of useless tokens… why not? Especially for the purpose of eliminating pollution at the same time, it’s a win-win situation and I can foresee it becoming “engrained” to the point where we totally depend upon it; ITS ALL GOOD because the tokens have unconditionally redeemable value… only the bankers can lose by not imposing their pyramid-scheme scams upon the citizens at large.

 

Once engrained, we can slowly up the trusted value of these tokens until we don’t need any more paper money issued by the federal blood-suckers. At this juncture, the people will have won a great victory over the few who oppress them, and in any case, the oceans will no longer remain as the public trash can of huge corporations who value short-term profits over the long-term future of mankind.

 

 

 

Comments?

 

Marty Wollner

mwollner@mi.rr.com