December 12, 2011

Compleat — the paper cup with an integrated lid

Massachusetts architect Peter Herman spent two years designing a paper cup that eliminates the plastic lid.

The construction is simple: The body and two integrated flaps are composed of a single piece of paper; the body is glued to the circular base. Like similar cups on the market, the paper would be waterproofed, though ideally with cellulose-based plastic, so that it could be composted.

(thanks, Sarah)

comments

  1. Michael Smith on December 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Looks like a paper sippy cup.

  2. Deron Bauman on December 12th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Old cups are history!