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Lidless-Cup (LC): The container that brings an edge to drinking coffee...or any other hot beverage.

I designed a one use coffee container that uses a system of folding flaps in place of a lid, to reduce on plastic waste.

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The Lidless-Cup is a three sided one use coffee container that uses flaps in place of a plastic lid.  Instead of a cylinder the LC is a three sided rigid structure.  at the top opening of the container are three trapezoidal shaped flaps that are able to fold in on themselves.  Once the proper folding is done the liquid inside is safely secured.  LC was inspired by simple cardboard boxes and their folding lids.

Idea Title

eLCi

Company / Organization Name

LC, The cup that

Website

nickrichardson.myportfolio.com

Where are you / your team located?

Providence, Rhode Island USA.

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

This product reduces plastic waste by eliminating the plastic lid cover. The LC uses a folding lid system that is already a part of the paper cup. In future designs the cup will be made out of materials that can either be composted or recycled, unlike the existing plastic or wax coated single user paper cups.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

LC applies to Case 3.

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

My studio is located in Providence, RI. All the research, prototyping and testing are done locally. However, this product is designed to be implemented in any business that sells coffee.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

I envision this product being introduced to local coffee shops first to see if they could sensibly work in a high pace situation. The folding system has to be taught, so the initial obstacle would be to test with baristas and get feedback as to whether this is a viable idea, and tweak the system as needed. If all goes well, then next is material and manufacturing criteria to make it more sustainable and affordable to produce.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

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

My goal is to eliminate plastics in One Use coffee containers. The first goal is to create a final working model through testing of recyclable/compostable materials. The Accelerator Program will allow me to progress with working prototypes and work with professionals to create a working system that can introduce LC to the masses.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

In 2008, during one of my product design classes, each student was given the assignment to design a new type of packaging that would reduce on plastic waste. I first thought of coffee cups because I knew the lids were non recyclable.

Tell us about your work experience

I studied industrial and architectural design at MICA. Since then I've worked for a few design firms and also am working to develop a bamboo prosthetic system for developing countries.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

N/A

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I have been suffering from (HSV 2) for 2 years, I was given some tablets at the hospital but I refused to take it, They said I have to be on it for life so I don't want to take drugs everyday for life. No point in taking medicine everyday when u won't get cure from it and I was advice to seek for natural herbal cure, after some time I found dr Aba, he"s the most trustful herbalist that have herbs to cure wicked symptoms, I emailed dr Aba, for 2 weeks been his patient he cured my (HSV 2) with his herbal medicine. I only used his natural herbs for two weeks. It was 100% cured. I'm not a (HSV 2) patient anymore. I'm happy I finally got cured out of this mess that has been in my body for 2 years. I also recommend you if you're living with herpes virus I also want you to be free. contact dr Aba with his email attached to my post. dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com or you can call or whats-app his cell phone number on +2348107155060

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I have been suffering from (HSV 2) for 2 years, I was given some tablets at the hospital but I refused to take it, They said I have to be on it for life so I don't want to take drugs everyday for life. No point in taking medicine everyday when u won't get cure from it and I was advice to seek for natural herbal cure, after some time I found dr Aba, he"s the most trustful herbalist that have herbs to cure wicked symptoms, I emailed dr Aba, for 2 weeks been his patient he cured my (HSV 2) with his herbal medicine. I only used his natural herbs for two weeks. It was 100% cured. I'm not a (HSV 2) patient anymore. I'm happy I finally got cured out of this mess that has been in my body for 2 years. I also recommend you if you're living with herpes virus I also want you to be free. contact dr Aba with his email attached to my post. dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com or you can call or whats-app his cell phone number on +2348107155060  

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I almost gave up on ever getting cured of Herpes VIURS because i have try many treatment none of them work out for me i have go to different hospital they always tell me same thing there is no cure for herpes when i came across a post about Dr Salami, in the net from a lady called Angela i contacted him and he reassured me with him herbal medicine which i took according to the way he instructed, that how i was cured. I doubted at first because i have been to a whole lot of reputable doctors, tried a lot of medicines but none was able to cure me. so i decided to listen to him and he commenced treatment, and under two weeks i was totally fee from Herpes i want to say a very big thank you to DR Salami for what he has done in my life. feel free to leave him a message on email his email: dr.salamiherbalcenter180@gmail.com or you can also WhatsApp him +2348143142163
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He can be able to help you with this herbs medicine:
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HEPATITIS CURE
CANCER CURE.

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Hi @DeletedUser 

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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Hi Lauren!
I submitted both last night, all in the nick of time! Thank you so much for having me be apart of this competition and for all your and the rest of the IDEO communities help! I look forward to hearing the results and hope to be able to keep working on this project within this challenge.

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Hi Nick!

Welcome to the refinement phase!

What is the material footprint of your design compared to conventional single-use cups?

I look forward to seeing how users respond to the triangular shape compared to regular, round coffee cups.

I know this is your expertise, but there are a few ideas that you might want to check out as a source of inspiration for user testing of your prototype:

Friendly ATM - https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/financial-longevity/top-ideas/all-generation-friendly-atm - a top idea from our financial longevity challenge has a great example of rapid, low budget prototyping and gathering feedback from customers. The use of video to demonstrate the prototyping/testing session is really good.

InLid - another idea in refinement - https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/circular-design/refinement/icecap - has a really good example of using video to demonstrate rapid prototyping and getting feedback from the users

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me by tagging me here (@ followed by my name) or send me an email - krushton@ideo.com

I just want to remind you that the deadline to complete the Refinement Questions via the online submission form is August 31 at 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Hi Kate,

Thanks so much for the links! Those projects are really interesting. I could definitely use them as a source of inspiration.

Thank you for letting me know about the deadline. I'm trying to get as much done as possible by then. Hoping for the best!

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Hi Nick!

There are 7 days left in the refinement phase.

If there is key information in the comments on your idea submission, I recommend that you move them to the main body of your idea submission before the cut-off time.

I just want to remind you that the deadline to complete the Refinement Questions via the online submission form is August 31 at 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Clever, great job, you could possibly even inline manufacture the heat grip or use a scissoring action that raises it's spikes when folded, but is normally flat when collapsed, to side step the corregated material.

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Hi Nick,
Your idea reminds me of the Butterflycup that came across some time ago (mybutterflycup.com). Maybe this will be helpful to develop your idea further.

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Hi Nick,

I enjoy your idea; I think this design has potential replace the need for coffee lids. Have you tested any liquids in the prototypes? I would think that hot liquids would still work as the cup itself stands up to the hot temperatures.

I am curious as to if any liquid escapes from the center space or corners. I sometimes tilt my cup back too far and have been known to spill liquids on myself.

I think you have a great idea formulating!

Best,
Alyssa

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Hi Alyssa,

Thanks you! I have tested it with liquid, and so far its made with similar paper as coffee cups (thickness and density) so the cup still needs a sleeve to protect the user from the cup getting too hot. but making it be able to withstand hot temperatures with out the sleeve would be a good idea!

You're right, The corners and center do allow for liquid to escape as of right now, which is a pain but if you have any ideas or want to collaborate let me know.

Thanks so much!

Nick

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Hi Nick,

Great to see you in the challenge!

Would you tell us more about yourself in the Tell Us About Your Work Experience section of your post? It would help the OpenIDEO community understand your background and what expertise you maybe looking for to take your idea to the next stage.

To update your post, hit the Edit Contribution button at the to of your post. Scroll down to your Full Description field. Then click Save after you’re done updating.

Also, have you 'prototyped the solution with hot coffee?