The 'Fly Trap Lid' Extends the Life of the Disposable Coffee Cup

 - Aug 31, 2017
References: competition.adesignaward & tuvie
This 'Fly Trap Lip' is an innovative design created by Li Zhu and Yanqing Hu, who are hoping to manage a disease-carrying insect population while making use of the materials one already has.

This multi-functional lid helps extend the life of a disposable coffee cup by providing it with a purpose as it sits in public garbage cans. The design features a small deviation from the standard lid in the form of a tiny dent that can be pressed down. Once finished a beverage, consumers are asked to push down on the dent, creating a small conical structure. The structure serves as an effective trap, making it difficult for a fly to escape once it's inside. A coffee cup serves as the perfect model for a fly trap, as the leftover coffee residue naturally attracts bugs.

This conceptual lid hopes to effectively decrease the fly population, while giving a second life to garbage.