German resealable lid manufacturer CUPEX has launched COMFORT, its new reusable lid.
Made of dimensionally stable polypropylene (PP), COMFORT is made up of three individual parts that the consumer can pull apart and wash, either by hand or in a dishwasher. When it reaches the end of its life, COMFORT is recyclable through channels such as Germany’s Dual System.
The new lid is free of bisphenol A (BPA), acrylonitrile, and other harmful substances, and its dome shape is intended to accommodate liquids topped with cream or foam. Its opening is large, accessible, and resealable, preventing spillage when it is closed with a simple sliding motion. The materials used to make the lid are also tasteless and odourless to ensure a comfortable drinking experience.
Meanwhile, companies have attempted to cut down on single-use plastic lids in recent years, with McDonald’s switching to sundae lids made of 100% wood fibre and removing lids from their McFlurry packaging.
Back in 2018, Tri-Star Packaging launched pokito, a line of collapsible reusable cups with a screw-top lid and spill-proof clip.