10 Million Dollar Cup Challenge (Design)

During design, we were challenged to create a adhesives free paper cup for Starbucks to stop the mass amount of plastics being thrown away and wasted because they didn’t have an economical and practical solution.

My first design ( second photo ) was the result of me testing out different folds to see what could make a space which could carry liquid. As you can see it was not very effective because the front side is not high enough and the “cup” could not stand without spilling a significant amount of it’s liquid.

After repeated tries to solve this problem, I opted to find another option which was sturdier and could stand up by itself. My solution is ( as shown in the first photo ) is a box. The multiple layers covering the bottom provides extra layers of shielding for the water from soaking through while stacking this design on top of each other could create a barrier to stop the liquid from penetrating the box.

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