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Cap that attached the bottle.

The cap will be created for that it stay together at bottles so that they are recycled.

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

One of the current problems is that the bottle caps are not recycled. Thinking about in that is proposed a cap that stay attached to the bottle. The top cap fits the bottom cap under pressure.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

For all screw bottles. This type of cover can be used in places where there are plastic collectors.

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

The bottle lid can be used in places where people collect bottles for recycling. With the cap attached to the bottle it will also be recycled.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

The bottle cap proposes the requirement of a little more material, but how it stays attached the bottle consequently would also be collected for recycling. It would be necessary to make two new molds for the lids. I imagine that a proposed idea is introduced as a new way of opening the bottles that cares about the recyclables life cycle for sustainability.

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.

With the idea I propose it is possible to make the bottle caps be recycled avoiding greater damage to the environment and waste of raw material.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

My idea emerged because of this contest.

Tell us about your work experience

I’m a student of product design.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Self-employed individual.

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Hi Marina!

It is great to have you in the challenge, Marina. Really interesting idea!

What is the next step in the development of this idea?

What changes are needed to the current manufacturing process to produce this cap?

If you have any questions, please tag me here with '@' and Kate Rushton or send me an email - krushton@ideo.com

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Hi, Kate!

I´m happy for ask question about my idea. I really want to contribute to the reduction of plastic waste.

The next step in this idea is to print on a 3D printer, adjust its dimensions If need be
and test its operation with users.

The change that would need to be made in the current manufacturing process is to change the mold of the top and bottom lids and a counter mold of a whole piece for each lid.

The top lid that fits the lower part would have to be made in two steps. First the lid would be shaped with the bottom of this lid open so that the counter mold is removed. Then by using the ultrasonic welding the lower part of the top cap is place the entire bottom of the top cover and then cut into the format. With respect to another lid, the lower lid, would be necessary make a new mold because it has a projection on the outside.

Thanks!

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Thank you, Marina! I am tagging Lauren Ito here to see if she has some questions.

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Hi Marina and thanks for joining the challenge!

A few questions

- How will you ensure this design effectively seals liquids--especially when they are being transported from the manufacturing facility to a store?

- Do you have any existing barriers to developing your idea that you’d like to share to help the OpenIDEO community understand where they might join the conversation and provide feedback?

Looking forward to learning more!

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Hi Lauren Ito !


It's a satisfaction to contribute to the competition.

Follow the answers in relation my idea:

You could put a polymer ring on the top lid with the shape of the lid but much smaller and with the top open for liquid to flow. Or you may have a polymer border in the shape of the liquid outlet on the bottom lid. A little projection. And the distance between the covers should be minimal.

I do not have the financial resources to do the prototype or to do the model tests with users. And I don't have a 3D printer for print the mock-up.
The top cover will only rotate with mechanical force. She will be very tight.

Thank you!

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Hi Lauren Ito !
In relation to the barriers to developing my idea did you mean financial barriers?

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The Ideas Phase closes at 11:30 p.m. PT tomorrow, July 28th! Please have all your updated responses in the platform by that time, and integrate the information you provided in the comments section of your contribution into the body of your post!

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Hi Lauren Ito !

I don't understand what you wanted to say. How do I do this?

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Marina Teixeira Please integrate any insights in the comments section into your main body of your post by clicking "Edit Contribution" at the top of the page.

By barriers, I was referring to any challenges you have encountered in developing your idea. I am intrigued by the creativity in the design. Would love to know more about challenges you have in taking next steps to create a 3D scrappy prototype.

Last day of the challenge! The Ideas Phase of the challenge closes TONIGHT at 11:30 p.m. PT--you will not be able to edit your post after the close of this phase. If you want to add anything to your post to be considered in evaluation, please do this before the 11:30 p.m. PT deadline.

Thanks and great to have you in the challenge!

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Hi Lauren Ito !

To create I followed the design methodology and did generation of alternatives. The barriers I have are financial.
I'm going to print the 3D model on at university. The price of printing is cheaper there. If I need to do the prototype I'll have to partner with some company.

Thanks!

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