History of Disposable Coffee Cup Lids - "Contents Hot"
Saw this and had to pass it along; the Atlantic posted a story on disposable coffee cup lids, detailing the history and evolution of them across the last few decades. According to them, the US goes through a BILLION and a half disposable lids a year; yes, that's billion with a "B". Potentially only a mouse trap has been re-engineered more times than the coffee cup lid, to reduce splashes, allow through the lid sipping, offer better fits, and on and on.
Check out the quick read, and several photos of disposable coffee cup collections at The Atlantic - The Rise of the Plastic, Disposable Coffee Cup Lid
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Posted by Scott Martin at May 11, 2011 7:24 AM