We know that you can't see germs and bacteria, yet many consumers tend to be quite unconcerned about what might be lingering on the rim of their single-serving beverages. The 'Drink With Clean' is a pop can modification that's based on the incorporation of a protective cover.
A thin plastic film would be sealed over the breakable flap and the top edge of the container. It shields the area where your top and bottom lips will touch, keeping the metal untouchable during shipping and in the store setting.
With an unopened can, just pull the ring-shaped tab forward, as usual; yank it to remove it completely and the mouth guard will go with it. The 'Drink With Clean' is a 2013 Red Dot Design Award winner that has the potential to keep soda and beer drinkers a little bit healthier.
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