CBS - Earth Cups Takes Aim At Beer Pong And Beyond With Environmentally Friendly Alternative To Most Single-Use Cups
WILLIAMSTOWN — After decades of plastic pollution at college campuses, a Williams College junior finally has figured out how to make beer pong Earth-friendly.
It’s pretty simple, really, and could foreshadow similar efforts in other venues.
Michael Medvedev has embarked on a nonprofit venture to bring compostable plastic cups made from corn resin — cups that decompose in about 90 days — to students at Williams College and, hopefully, to other college students at campuses near and far. The manufacturing process uses half the water and half the carbon and less energy consumption than the manufacture of...