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EcoAven

Helping the world, to create a better environment

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Idea Summary

This cup is going to be created with oat and a plastic film that is going to be easily removable

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

EcoAven

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

This is the actual oat prototype cup

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Reusable System

How is your concept recoverable?

This cup is going to be created with oat and honey, it will also have a easy removable plastic film to avoid spills, but it is going to be easily removable so that we can either eat or discard our cup on our garden. The oat degrades on about 2 to 3 weeks, so the garbage we will be generating is going to be minimum.

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

Solution uses ethically sourced materials, because we are going to be using agricultural waste.

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

We should first start in cities, and the variety needs will be changing depending on the public. For example we can change flavors, colors, etc.

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

Everyone will benefit from our solution, because by buying that cup you will be ecofriendly and will have access to different products, conferences, etc. You are going to be cool and this cup will give you a higher standard, also we will be helping farmers, by buying their agricultural waste.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

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

Support with scaling and implementing our product on the area.

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Business Model Development
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Growth and Scaling
  • Legal
  • Fundraising / Finance

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

This is our team

In what city are you located?

León

In what country are you located?

México

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Partnership

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

We will investigate, and start creating this cups in a higher level in order to start placing our cups in different cafeterias.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

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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?