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Don't put smalls abandoned!

We think that there are two ways to keep plastics in the economy: 1: Don't create small plastic items . 2: Attach them to bigger ones.

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We believe that such small items as lids or straws should not be neglected in designing process . And at the other end of the scale they should not lessen the user convenience .
Bottle's lids are consisted of two parts : the lid and a circular ring below it which can rotate like the lid itself . The difference is that the lid rotates in a upward manner but the ring stays at the same location.By attaching these two with the same plastic used in the ring(highlighted in red) we can assure they work together .However , it will annoy the user by disturbing him when he is trying to drink from the bottle. By designing a way to attach the lid to the body we can abolish this disturbance . So we reached to the below method as the best and a cost effective way to do this.
We designed a fastening mechanism which attach the lid to the bottle in a way resembled in the pictures by dots and holes .
Some dots on the lid and the regarded holes on the body .
This mechanism can be improved with no cost to be modified as a braille word in order to help the blinds reach their products in supermarket's shelves.The braille word is the indication of the contains of the bottle.
For instance , in our model the word "W" in braille language was demonstrated as for water . 

Idea Title

ReCap

Where are you / your team located?

Tehran, Iran

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

The small components that are assumed to be unrecyclable , are actually recyclable things which we cannot collect them because of their size ,their kind of substance and maybe our indifference to them. . Our ideas try to think those items and bigger ones as a whole , thereby make them more probable to be recycled .

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Bottles bought every day by people in the streets ,in the gym and any where people use them in order to quench their thirst like stadiums . Like : coca , water , detergent , fruit juice and shampoo bottles. Milk and fruit juice cartons .

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Any city consisting of such factories producing such products ,especially large cities .

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Introducing the product through the best marketing tools . Providing the prototype and potential manufacturers as well as legal processes . solicit environmental organization's help and consultant .

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.
  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.
  • Piloting: You have started to implement your solution as a whole with a first set of real users. You may have started to develop a business model for your idea, including identifying key customer segments, relevant partnerships, go-to-market strategy, and draft financials.
  • Full-scale roll-out: You have developed a pilot, tested, and analyzed the impact of that pilot as it pertains to the problem scope. You are ready to expand the pilot significantly and begin to scale.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

We have a deep perspective and we need more contributors and experts as well as manufacturer's help and inspiration . With such helps and provisions , we believe that it can be operative in order to improve our environment .

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

It was almost and idea derived out from other similar product that lacked such small wisdom that was annoying both physically and mentally for us!

Tell us about your work experience

I'm a civil engineer and has applied for environmental engineering at the best university in my country and my fellow is an industrial designer with experience in such products.

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Team

Hi Masoud Makian 

As Refinement Phase quickly comes to a close in LESS THAN 8 HOURS, I want to remind you that the following must be submitted by tonight, August 31st at 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

1. Submit the Refinement Questions Form online that was sent again via email yesterday evening--we have not yet received this from you. These questions are mandatory for Top Ideas consideration, so this should be your first priority in the final stretch.

2. A secondary priority, which is optional, is to update your Refinement Phase post. I see you've already updated your concept on the platform. But please share any additional information, photos, and documentation of your progress throughout this Phase!

Looking forward to reviewing and celebrating the amazing work you've achieved this Refinement Phase!

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Team

Thank you for your reminds.
We did complete the mandatory questions and shared our progress with you.
And we wonder if the second priority(which is optional) has any impact on judges decision or not?

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