Whether your coffee cup is made from paper or Styrofoam, the lid is probably plastic. And we all know how bad plastic can be for the environment…
A company called Compleat seeks to change this with a lidless disposable coffee cup design. The sides of the cup fold up to form a spill-resistant spout, doing away with the plastic lid. Companies will also save money because they won’t have to purchase the cups and lids separately.
This is an interesting concept for a cup, but I have to wonder how “spill-resistant” it actually is. I think I would have to do a test drive before I used this cup with a hot beverage and made a fool out of myself!
Needless to say, reusable cups are the best option out there. But when you’re in a situation where you need a disposable cup, this option sounds promising. Imagine what a difference it would make if Starbucks started using these cups!
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