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Green cup

A cup made of clay

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Idea Title

reduce pollution

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

Place a recycling bin along the road that reclaims the soil and people can put the cups into the recycling bins at any time

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup

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

Soil can be quickly recovered and returned to nature without a long wait

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

the method that could be suitable every where.

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

I think the strategy is suitable everyshop who use the febric cup.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

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

I'm a student

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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Yangyang Liu
Clay is excellent. The chai wallahs in India often have these. The small cups are lightweight, thin, and quite strong. I think they may get fired once for a short time. They break with a hard throw to the ground, and crush underfoot with no sharp edges. I think it may create small habitat for insects for a short while. They are meant to be tossed, but I kept mine for some time.
You may think about incorporating a fiber into the clay in your experiments.
A recycled plastic filler of some kind might be useful, like if you could use thin bag plastic melted with the clay.
Straw Bale houses are very strong and are made of hay bales stacked and covered with cob, which is clay and straw together. The filler needs some surface area.
Also, interestingly.. you can put ceramic clay through a 3D printer and make anything (pretty much) automatically.

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