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80% Reusable / 20% Disposable

Separate the paper structure of a cup and the top plastic surface into discrete layers where the cup is reused and the top layer discarded.

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Idea Summary

Can the current cup design be separated into two discrete layers where 80% of the cup can be used multiple times and only 20% of the cup is thrown away?

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

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Cup Liner
  • Reusable System

How is your concept recoverable?

Only 20% of the cup is thrown out. Easier to be recycled as the two layers are not bonded to each other.

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


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

Less waste

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

What materials would be used?

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Materials and Technical Development
  • Engineering and Manufacturing

In what city are you located?

New York

In what country are you located?



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