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Wooden cup

Making thin wooden cups will help you quickly recycle them.

Photo of Alina Galieva
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Idea Title

The cup is made using thin wood.

Idea Summary

The cup is made using thin wood. Gluing parts is due to - starch. It is also possible to sew two sides of the cup. That is, use a sewing thread. Thus, wooden wood veneers will be used in making thecup

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

These cups are created using thin wood. Cutting a thin layer of wood, you can create a cup. You can also use paper on top of the cup (packaging). The edges and side of the cup are sewn with sewing thr

Использование деревянной чашки поможет решить проблему утилизации. Теперь я также работаю над созданием крышки чашки.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup

How is your concept recoverable?

The cup can be recycled. Also, the tree may rot and not pose a threat to humans or nature.

How have you incorporated additional sustainability attributes (beyond recoverability) into your solution?

All products are created from favorable materials. They do not pose a threat to humans.

What regions do you plan to address with your solution (and how will you accomplish this)?

Wooden cups can be used en masse. I think that cups will be relevant for cities. Because in the city there is a lot of cafeteria.

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

These are people who often go to a cafe or drink coffee on the street.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

I do not have enough working machines for making wooden cups.

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Business Model Development
  • Materials and Technical Development
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Branding / Marketing and Storytelling
  • Fundraising / Finance

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Our team includes 4 people. I am engaged in the development of the project. Raya Nureyeva and Galiya Galiyeva - working on a prototype of a wooden cup model. Ravil Sakhabutdinov - a student, he is studying the materials for the cup.

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

The funds will be suitable for the purchase of materials for the cup, as well as for the purchase of special machines for production.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO announcement email
  • In the news


Join the conversation:

Photo of Koldun Victor

An ordinary cardboard cup breaks down in the natural environment roughly in a year or thereabout. Approximately how the fallen leaves does, consisting of the same cellulose. In order for the new material for the production of cups to become a cost effective replacement of cardboard, it should decompose order faster, somewhere in a month, maybe two or three. This is at an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius (according to NASA). But when we pour water near a boiling point, at a temperature of 95 degrees, into such cup , according to the rule of Svante August Arrhenius, all the chemical processes in it, including the self-decay of complex molecules, respectively, accelerate. The minimum acceleration will be somewhere 250 times, and the maximum will be about 65,000 times. That is, for a disposable cup that has been filled for at least an hour, and this is a real situation somewhere on a picnic, there is all the chances to pour out their content on the table at best , at worst, on himself or his electronic devices. Even if this cup was made a few days before that and was stored in a stock in perfect conditions.
Therefore, the question arises - how do you deal with such issue?

Photo of Lauren Ito

Hi Alina Galieva ,

Great to see you in the Challenge! I'm curious to learn more about your idea and how it has held up in tests to different liquids. You mentioned these cups are for people who drink coffee on the street. What are the temperatures of liquids you have tested with these cups? Can you share any information around durability?

Excited to learn more!

Photo of Alina Galieva

Thank for the question! =) Glad to hear you.
Now, we are working on improving the cup. Soon, I will submit a test video here to answer all the questions.

Photo of Yangyang Liu

hah, I think so, the wooden cup is easy to recycle and reduce chemical pollution