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Replacement of a large part of plastic caps for a cardboard ones

The double perforation of the sides allows the free edges of the cardboard to be easily put on a glass, and then securely fixed on it

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Idea Title

Cardboard cover

Idea Summary

Replace the plastic lid of the cup with the protective structure of paper

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

I'm a private inventor

Website (if applicable)

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

Double perforation of the sides allows the free edges of the cardboard to be easily put on a glass, and then securely fixed on it.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Cup Lids

How is your concept recoverable?

The design of the lid allows you to safely transfer both hot and cold drinks over a long distance. During transport, drinks may be consumed through the straw. After carrying, the lid can be removed, so that the beverage can be consumed in the usual way.

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

Since the liquid contacts the paper cone only with very strong external shocks - we can use almost any paper without special processing.

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

Our approach to replacement cup lids can be applied anywhere in the planet Earth.

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

In contrast to the plastic cover, a strip of paper from which the cone is made, when it enters the natural environment, it is rapidly converted to biota without the intermediate release of toxic substances.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping
  • Piloting

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


Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Business Model Development
  • Legal
  • Fundraising / Finance

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

I'm a private inventor. I also tuttor classes in the Lviv Technological Lyceum. The students of this lyceum who is actually a laboratory assistants and presenters of the project at various competitions and exhibitions, help me

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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

I'm a private inventor

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

We will work on your terms simply because there are no other options. If resources are invested in the project, they will be spent by the following prioritization: 1. Promotion of a new approach to designing "cardboard cover" at various exhibitions, contests and congresses. 2. Organization of small experimental production "cardboard cover". 3. Development of optimized for specific customers.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO announcement email

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