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kukumim PLA

Zero Plastic

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Idea Title

Corn-Based PLA Straw

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)


Website (if applicable)

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

PLA is a reusable and renewable material that reduces adverse environmental impacts.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Straws

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Corporate Submission

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Business Model Development
  • Branding / Marketing and Storytelling
  • Fundraising / Finance

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

Our team is producing PLA product for more than 10 yrs. Newest material is a proprietary blend of leftover brewery spent grain (BSG) and PLA, this resin will have enhanced biodegradation in the landfill while achieving a lower carbon footprint

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In what country are you located?


How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • In the news


Join the conversation:

Photo of Lauren Ito

Hi Kukumim ,

Great to see you in the Challenge! I'm curious, do you have any applications of this material that involve cups?

Looking forward to learning more!

Photo of Kukumim

Hi Lauren

we do have mug and cup product. but for one-time use cup is still pending.