First assignment of group n° 046
Resources used by the team
First description of our project's idea
Provide a proposition of title for your project
how to create eco-friendly cups that will not cause healthy problems for human beings that can replace the plastic cups using in a daily life?
1. What Problem do you want to solve ?
Manufacturing process of paper cups and plastic cups use lots of tree resources and chemical resources, which have a serious impact on our environment.
The disposable plastic cups or paper cups are not easy to recycle and even if they are recycle, they can be thrown into the oceans, therefore they destroy our planet.
Moreover, the usage of plastic cups in a contact with the hot water produces bisphenol A (BPA), which is a dangerous toxic element for the human’s health because it mimics body’s natural hormones.
Thess chemicals element added to the plastics are directy absorbed by our bodies.
2. Why does this problem exist?
Almost all companies, corporations and institutional organizations use plastic cups in a daily life, sometimes people use even more than one cup per day. Why do people use plastic cups: - there is no need to clean them, people simply throw them away (simple usage)
- the price for them is cheap (affordable)
- it is practical when you go to a picnic
- it comes in a variety of pleasing colours
People grow a demand for them while companies supply their demands. In order to make a production cheaper and to gain more profits company neglects the negative effect on the sustainable development. They produce more and more every day causing environmental problems.
3. What breakthrough are you commited to creating?
We want people to keep themselves healthy and not to risk their health using plastic cups for a tea or coffee.
We want an environment to be cleaner and we want to reduce the waste and pollution.
The goal : how to create eco-friendly cups that will not cause healthy problems for human beings that can replace the plastic cups using in a daily life?
Potential experts already identified
Please mention the potential experts (name, affiliation, likelihood to convince him/her to join the final panel)
Plastics Europe - Association of Plastic Manufacturers http://www.plasticseurope.org/