Use origami to replace plastic lids
Unocup from the United States offers a disposable paper cup made with an origami-like technique that removes the need for a plastic lid. .
Takeaway cup lids are usually made of hard polystyrene (triangle code 6), which is not widely recycled.Source
- Removes the need for a plastic lid
- Foldable, so easy to store and transport
- Paper has its own environmental challenges - check the responsible sourcing
- Potentially not suitable for all takeaway drinks
Making a difference
Currently Unocup has successfully launched a Kickstarter Campaign and are developing prototypes in New York City.