A spinnable fixed lid that is easy to turn like a normal lid but that stays on the bottle and can be recycled with the bottle.
How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?
The fixed lid will prevent millions of lids from getting lost and end up as plastic waste.
When the lid is fixed the lid will stay on the bottle and can be recycled.
Because the lid spins round there is no restriction in turning the cap and putting the lid on and off the bottle.
Which use cases does your Idea apply to?
any bottle with screw cap globally
How do you envision scaling up your Idea?
This type of lid could be the new standard for the current lids. The application would be quite similar when the cap is turned on a bottle in a factory. The production of the actual cap would require different moulds and tooling but when that is up and running the cost would probably only be fractionally higher because it will use a little more material per lid.
If this idea get further developed and tested I would hope to collaborate with a big packaging or drinks producer for a trial period.
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.
Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.
This is a very fresh and undeveloped potentially good idea and solution for all the bottle caps that end up in the environment.
The accelerator program would make it possible to develop the idea further and hopefully when successful make a big contribution to keep plastic in the economy and out the natural environment.
Please describe from where your Idea emerged
I have recently been involved in a 'Transformation' project for young people (not in work or education, some with mental health issues) that aims is to get them back on track through performance and art projects. Over the last few weeks we made an art installation from recycled plastics 'sea where your plastic ends up'. Through the research for this project with the group I learn how big an issue there currently is with plastic wasted, found out about the competition and developed a few ideas.
Tell us about your work experience
I am a model designer for advertising, TV, film, theatre and exhibits. I design and make models using many different materials and processes. I love plastics, moulding and casting.
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