The 'LIDfree' paper cup is an eco-focused packaging solution for cafes and restaurants that would enable them to provide patrons with a to-go option that is more sustainable than the existing varieties available. The cup highlights an origami design on the upper section that can be folded down once the drink has been placed inside in order to keep it contained. This will eliminate the need for a separate plastic lid and thus will make it easier to recycle once it has been used.
The 'LIDfree' paper cup is the design work of Chia-Chun Chuang and Pei-Chun Hsueh, and is the winner of the 2020 Golden Pin Design Award. The container could also enhance the experience of artisanal coffee beverages by allowing for a fully open upper section to maximize aromatics and more.