Our present methods of production, consumption and disposal are destroying our global life-support system. The search for alternatives, more eco-friendly materials such as paper in applications like packaging is increasing. Whether paper is better than plastic is a complex issue but one thing for certain is that paper unlike most plastics, is derived from a renewable feedstock. Considering the mass produced nature of coffee lids and that the current solution is inert to degradation, the purpose of this project was simply to replace the petroleum-based coffee lid with a new version in paper. Bambu is a new take-away coffee lid made from a uniquely durable and stretchable paper material. It isn’t just some smoke and mirrors, it is real and it works.
Team members: David Bruér, Johan Netzler.