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Make cups that are edible for livestock.

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Idea Summary

Make cups that are edible for livestock.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

This idea is so simple it only requires the understanding of what can be used to feed livestock. Plant fiber is a good source of food as well as making a good cup.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Hot Cup Only
  • Cold Cup Only
  • Cup Lids
  • Straws
  • Cup Sleeve
  • Cup Liner
  • All of the Above

What regions do you plan to address with your solution (and how will you accomplish this)?

The entire earth.

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Third world.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

Processing of recovered product.

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Waste and Infrastructure
  • Fundraising / Finance

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I am a theoretical physicist living in a small town in Michigan. I have thirty years experience in marketing and creative development with non-profits – including capital campaign development. I am also an accomplished painter.

In what city are you located?

Bridgman, Michigan

In what country are you located?

United States

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

In process of forming non-profit research group.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

My idea is viral. It doesn't need marketing!

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO social media


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