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Alpicup

To create ecologic solutions for the new generations

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Idea Title

Alpicup: for a better world

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This solution addresses which of the following:

  • All of the Above

How is your concept recoverable?

The main goal of this project is to create a cup that is easy to degrade into the ecosystem but also not to be too expensive, thats why we made a combination of two materials that separately will bring something good to the society, one is the seed paper which can be planted or just thrown into a place where there is soil so it can feed it, and the other one is a biodegradable thermoplastic called Mater-bi which can be made into new material to create more plastic covers for the cups, and the goal for this one is to resuce costs on the manufacturing process so it wouldnt cost more to the costumer.

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

Solution incorporates environment-friendly materials.

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

The way of reobtain the thermoplastic will be diferent in every country. The reason is that every country has diferent laws on recycling, for example in usa and canada ypu get a fine if you dont separate your waste, so here it would be easier to obtain the plastic to re use it, but in mexico the culture of eeparating is not too steong so we have to incorporate a dinamic to recover the plastic.

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

People will easly separate the cup.

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?

Market access.

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Sustainability and Recoverability
  • Waste and Infrastructure
  • Fundraising / Finance

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

We are a group of first semester in industrial design.

In what city are you located?

Leon, guanajuato

In what country are you located?

Mexico

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

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