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Unocup is the new to-go paper coffee cup that replaces plastic lids, and can create a healthier Earth with cleaner oceans. Customers desperately want a cup which they feel will contribute to waste reduction, while having no compromise to the drinking experience. 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.
8.25 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean each year. These types of plastics take a million years to decompose, and cause significant harm to the planet. 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The plastic lid was invented in the 1960s, and is an outdated model that requires 2 parts when in reality, you only need one. Closing Unocup is as easy as 1,2,3. Simply fold over each flap and insert the tab. Opening is as easy as a press of a button, literally. No need to timidly pop off a lid in fear of the potential mayhem.
Unocup’s design is optimized for mass-production using existing cup-making machinery. Using Unocup will yield significant cost and energy savings in manufacturing, storage, and transportation that would otherwise be spent on plastic lids.
As of December 5th, this project has raised $22,000 of their $14,500 goal. This project has 15 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $12, you will get 20 white Unocups. For a pledge of $20, you will get ten limited edition printed Unocups. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unocuptogo/unocup-the-new-foldable-paper-coffee-cup?