Our goal is to fight plastic pollution.
Half a trillion disposable cups are being manufactured every year and most are sold with plastic lids. Therefore, we developed an uncoated lid made of paper.
We turned the way to attach a lid upside down!
Unfolded, ORIGA-ME has a ring shape that can be pulled up around a cup.
The bottom part of ORIGA-ME features a cuff, which provides secure attachment to the cup and seals the cup-to-lid interface. The kinaesthetic feedback when cup and lid engage improve the consumer experience.
The top of ORIGA-ME features a folding closure, which contains several closure panels with folding lines. The closure panels can be fast & easily folded into a closed position to form a secure cover of the cup. The slightly negative angle of the folded lid surface hold the tension and the lid does not open by itself. The folding lines are pre-folded, which makes folding them into the right position easier.
There are two version of ORIGA-ME: One for soft drinks with a (paper-) straw piercing in the middle of the lid and another one for hot drinks with a narrower opening on the side to drink from it directly.
Two patent applications for the unique mechanism have been filed and the ORIGA-ME lids meet all health, safety, and performance standards.