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Stainless Steel Coffee Lids

Washable Stainless Steel Coffee Lids for Coffee Shops

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Replace plastic with a Stainless Steel Lid that fits only the Coffee Shop's cups. This will invite the user to easy place used stainless steel lids into a particular container. 

Idea Title

Returnable Coffee Lid

Company / Organization Name


Where are you / your team located?


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

Washable returnable coffee lid, it will not create waste.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Case 3. Anne

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


How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

The main obstacle will be the washing process. We will overcome this obstacle by implementing with Sustainable companies first.

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.

Our goals are: Support for more prototyping, piloting and tutoring. Worldwide tutors always empower businesses and change an Entrepreneur's mindset in a good way! Success will be definitely defined first by winning this competition, that would open a lot of doors worldwide. As I mentioned once during the final phase of my last Sustainable Entrepreneurial Award: Financial support is an important step that every Start up is look for, but tutoring and networking are priceless.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

As an Industrial Designer from Tecnológico de Monterrey, I took an abroad programme with ELISAVA in Barcelona, Spain to obtain a certificate in Sustainable Products and Processes.

Tell us about your work experience

100% Entrepreneur. Winner of: FRISA Entrepreneurial Innovation by Tec de Monterrey, Coahuila St Sustainable Entrepreneur at Tokyo, Finalist at Santander National Award for Entrepreneurial Development.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure



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Photo of Soren null

Very cool! Will the lid heat up in an unpleasant way? Or perhaps make the coffee cool down faster? We're sure these issue can be solved and then we want a ReCoLi lid with our names engraved!

Photo of Fernanda Garza

True!!, the temperature plays a very important role for sensorial experience while drinking coffee. Maybe by adding a non-heat conductor material to the side that is directly on contact with the coffee might work better! Thank you for your comments @Hans & Soren , Btw I love the nickname ReCoLi