I SOOOOO love these way-cool-in-so-many-ways drinking lids made by the very creative folks at Cuppow!
I have been trying to reduce the plastic used in our home. One of my biggest challenges was finding a good way to drink beverages throughout the day while working on Pretty Things & Cool Stuff (translation: something that won't spill over everything if accidentally knocked over). I try to drink a lot of water and herbal tea, and I like mine iced. Save for when I want some good, freshly brewed coffee to sip and savor. I had found BPA-free tumblers, but is a start, but I still wanted something better.
I saw the Cuppow Drinking Lid, and I yelled: "That's it!" Really! (Same thing I did when I saw the BNTO Lunchbox Adaptor - and what my husband did when I showed it to him!)
I could use a high-quality glass Mason jar, fill it up with the beverage of my choice - hot or cold - put on the Cuppow Drinking Lid and then screw on the jar ring for keep everything nice and tight and unspillable! So, now my "glass" is really glass, and the small lid is made from recycled stock of food-grade plastic that is free of BPA, phthalates, and BPS! Also, the idea of using a classic Mason jar that can have other uses is a nice plus!
AND, I am using less ice because the beverages I want to be cold are staying that way much longer!
Watch the video above, and look at the pictures to the left, and I know you will have a "That's it!. I have to have it!" moment, too!
Here is backstory on Cuppow's sweet little lid that just proves simplicity is genius:
CUPPOW began as our solution for easier drinking from a canning jar. The canning jar already makes an awesome platform for a travel mug: it’s easy to clean, made of heat-resistant glass, cheap, durable, and when sealed it doesn’t leak. The only problem is that with their large openings, canning jars are not great for spill-free sipping while on the move. So we adapted it - made new lids that lets us drink like a boss from virtually any wide or regular mouth canning jar. It’s a simple eco-friendly alternative to poor-performing and messy disposable hot cups, and over-built and expensive travel mugs.
And Cuppow, as a company, has a story good enough to share, too:
Cuppow is an American company that grew out of a need to develop everyday products that would help us decrease our own eco-footprint; we have been committed to that ideal from the outset, and seek to achieve it along every part of our process. Our flagship Cuppow product - the original drinking lid adaptor for canning or mason jars - allows people to up-cycle an everyday item into an eco-friendly travel mug, and we bring this same intention into all of our products by designing for utility and simplicity.
Our products utilize BPA and phthalate free food-grade recycled plastic as part of our ongoing commitment to divert as much needless waste as possible from the landfill. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we do!
Cuppow products are made from food-grade polypropylene that is free of BPA, phthalates, and BPS. We considered using other classic renewables like metal, glass, or bamboo, but ultimately decided that the potential dangers from sharp edges or splinters was too great for our little ones (we’ve got kids too!). So we undertook an extensive investigation into material sources and manufacturing in order to find the perfect solution, and we did! Cuppow is durable enough that it shouldn't foul nor deform over time due to exposure to strong odors, colorants, or heat, which means that [with some love] the Cuppow you buy your toddler could be the same one they bring to college.
Inherent in using canning jars as travel mugs is the goal of reducing our environmental impact through abstaining from the use of disposable paper coffee cups. We wanted to carry that intent into the product, so we committed ourselves to not producing another "throwaway" coffee lid like those found at gas stations: Cuppow is robust enough to last a lifetime of use, and is sourced from recycled stock of food-grade plastic so that our products can be "self-renewing". In line with this we also knew that we didn't want to have it made overseas and then shipped here; even if the parts could be produced more cheaply the shipping and transportation wouldn't be very eco-minded.