Could this be the solution to plastic coffee cups?
Unocup just might be the answer to plastic coffee cup lids
People are waking up to the damage that plastic is causing. More than eight million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year.
Many coffee companies have been trying to hack the take-out coffee cup to make it more sustainable. And they’re making some progress. But even the compostable cup that Starbucks came out with earlier this year has one big problem: plastic lids.
Enter Unocup. It's a new startup that’s currently raising money on Kickstarter for its entirely paper cup. Plastic lids aren’t a problem here, because the lid is actually part of the cup design, folding over the top like a to-go box.
The campaign promises: “With Unocup, you could help the planet by getting rid of the plastic lids that create tens of millions of pounds in plastic waste each year, and still enjoy your coffee on the go, even better than before.”
The first ever Unocup design was created back in 2015, and there have been 800 prototypes since then.
"Unocup uses a well-tested patent-pending folding design to create its own lid as an integrated top. The cup is a breeze to fold, hold, drink from, cheaper, and of course, a lot more sustainable."
The company has already smashed its $14,500 target on Kickstarter. Find out how to support the Unocup here.
What do you think of the Unocup design? Would you use it?