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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 20 2018 7:59 AM UTC +00:00.

CA$ 8,818
pledged of CA$ 7,500pledged of CA$ 7,500 goal
258
backers
16hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 20 2018 7:59 AM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Why PortaVia over plastic lids? 

Not only are Polystyrene lids non-biodegradable, they also release harmful toxins into your beverages! 

“These lids can leach toxic BPA up to 50x faster when the beverage is heated up.” (1) “Research has linked exposure to fertility problems, male impotence, heart disease and other conditions.” (2) 

PortaVia is a healthy choice!

Up to 45% of Canadians and Americans are consuming poison every time they choose a plastic lid. PortaVia is created with FDA approved food grade silicone meaning it does not leach harmful chemicals or alter the taste of your drink.

You’ll never have to buy another travel mug again!

Use PortaVia with almost any mug or cup, any beverage, anywhere you go!  

Save Money! Most cafes and restaurants offer a discount when you bring your own cup.

picnicking – commuting – hot tubbing – roadtripping

So... how does it work?  

Most of the mugs and cups in the world have universally standardized openings. Unlike every other lid, PortaVia is designed to fit inside your cup rather than over top, ensuring a reliable seal and a truly universal lid. 

Reduce Negative Environmental Impact

Businesses will buy fewer to-go cups, and local governments will save on garbage collection and landfill costs by collecting less disposable waste. We buy about 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute. Only about 23% of those plastic bottles are ever recycled within the U.S. (3)

It’s on us to make a change, but where to start?

Start with what you have—use your own mug!  

Fact: You’re more likely to enjoy and take care of an object that you have an emotional connection to. This means, bringing your favourite mug is not only more enjoyable but it’s also more sustainable!  

Pledge now to be among the first to carry your own mug as a personal expression outside your home!

Click here for Vancouver's Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy

Perfect for walks, picnics, road trips, transit rides or driving the car!  

Save time in the morning by grabbing your mug and heading out the door. 

Find more photos on our website PortaViaDesign.com

Get creative! Make your own sippy cup with the PortaVia. Kids will intuitively understand how it works!

Pledge now, and never have to buy another travel mug again! 

What PortaVia does not fit:

PortaVia does not work on all container sizes of course. Cups with a very sharp draft angle or no angle at all will not engage the seals properly. The seals are designed for a conical taper, similar to that of a paper cup, and works best on standardized mug and cup sizes.  

Pledge now to receive yours!

Collaborators

Patrick Ménard and Danika Hopper-Naud created the video and most of the photographs. Their remarkable talent and creative direction made this campagin possible. Many thanks!

Visit Patrick's portfolio here Mentpas.com

Special thanks to Habit Coffee in Victoria for allowing us to shot the scene in their beautiful cafe and for their delicious capuccino. Thanks also to Jaga Silk for showing us the craft behind traditional maccha and letting us film there as well. 

Risks and challenges

Our ethos is to use more of what we have while producing less. Most of the tiers include more than one PortaVia. Along with the benefits of sharing, we also realized the cost of shipping is almost as much as the product itself. The MSRP on SoloVia is $14 CND

So! We're making the tiers that have more than one lid more accessible so you can receive two or more and share PortaVia with loved ones and pay the shipping of just one package. We hope people will pledge together so as to help cut down on carbon emissions.

The Vision
PortaVia is community focused so we want to partner with locally own businesses to bring you this product. This will cut cost and the added carbon emissions by shipping in bulk to local partners.

1.https://www.medicinenet.com/plastic/article.htm#where_can_i_find_more_information_on_plastics
2.https://www.statista.com/chart/10671/the-countries-that-love-coffee-to-go/
3.https://www.earthday.org/2018/03/29/fact-sheet-single-use-plastics/
4.https://www.sfu.ca/sustainability/stories/2018/coffeecups.html

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    We would love to partner with you in a collaborative effort to reduce disposable waste the world over. By pledging we'll include your name on our contributors page on PortaViaDesign.com and lavish you with all the appreciation you deserve!

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    - Receive 1 PortaVia lid.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case.

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    - With two lids you can share one because sharing is caring, not just for a friend, but also for our environment!
    - Receive 2 PortaVia lids.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case.

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    TrioVia

    - Three is a magic number for a reason. You can have one at home, in the office and in the car. Or give two as gifts just because you're a thoughtful and caring person ;)
    - Receive 3 PortaVia lids.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case

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    QuattoVia

    - Perfect for your squad of pumpkin spice latte loving friends.
    - Receive 4 PortaVia lids.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case

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    Family Pack

    - For a family on-the-go. PortaVia fits in everything from kids cups to smoothie glasses.
    - Receive 10 PortaVia lids.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case.

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    - We want to partner with cafes as a cultural hub. Together we can build relationships with communities for lasting environmental impact.
    - Receive 15 PortaVia lids packaged and ready for shelves at a wholesale.
    - Also be listed among our collaborators on our website.

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    - We want to partner with cafes as a cultural hub. Together we can build relationships with communities for lasting environmental impact.
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    - We want to partner with cafes as a cultural hub. Together we can build relationships with communities for lasting environmental impact.
    - Receive 50 PortaVia lids packaged and ready for shelves at a wholesale.
    - Also be listed among our collaborators on our website.
    - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case.

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    Cafe Collab

    - Partner with us as we bring PortaVia to market. Receive great pricing to make PortaVia available to your community.
    - Be included on our website as a collaborator!
    - Receive 100 lids
    - - Each lid is packaged beautifully in a recycled paper tube, which can also be used as a carrying case.

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    Early Bird Special (limited)

    - A special worm for you early birds.
    - Receive 2 PortaVia lids.
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