Design a cup that is not only recyclable but is robust enough to be reused at home or in the office. Reuse reduces and delays recycling.
Cups that are able to be washed at least by hand or in dish washer are more likely to be reused at home and therefore not sent immediately into the waste stream, offsetting the purchase of more cups.
Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)
Wash/reuse both styrofoam and plastic cups from restaurant for weeks-months. Paper cups are thrown away immediately into the waste stream. Print on cup to educate consumer how to wash & reusability.
This solution addresses which of the following: