If you’ve ever purchased Cup Noodle in Japan, you’re accustomed to the plastic sticker that’s used to shut the lid after sizzling water is added.
In Japanese, that sticker known as futa-dome shiiru (フタ止めシール) or “lid-stopping sticker.” Nissin, the corporate that makes Cup Ramen, will now not use them beginning this month.
The cause, TBS News stories, is to chop down on waste because the stickers use 33 tons of plastic yearly. This comes as Cup Noodle marks its 50th anniversary.
Nissin was based in Osaka by Momofuko Ando, who additionally invented on the spot ramen noodles in 1958. Nissin has two Cup Noodles Museums in Japan (one in Yokohama and one in Osaka), and each are extremely advisable.
The Cup Noodle plastic lid stickers have been launched 37 years in the past. In their place, Nissin will put two flaps on the lids for straightforward closure after sizzling water is added. The design underneath the lid is now a cat, with an ear for every flap.