A Biodegradable/Recyclable Paper Coffee Cup with Integrated Lid and Spout - Core77

2022-04-02 07:00:10 By : Ms. Camile Jia

The Butterfly Cup is a food-grade paper beverage cup with an integrated lid. The French-fry-container-like shape allows the top flaps to be folded in, forming a seal, and at the corner leaves a little spout you can sip from, eliminating the need for a straw:

It can be used for both hot and cold drinks. Surprisingly, the company says, the cup does not have the plastic lamination inside that most drinking cups do; instead they use a "cutting-edge water-based dispersion waterproofing technology," whatever the heck that means. The end result, they claim, is that the cup biodegrades like regular paper, or can be recycled.

I have to say the form is pretty clever, forming that natural spout:

Fast food chain A&W has announced they're rolling out the cup for trials in Canada.

I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.

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