Jun Aizaki, the owner of Creme Design a New York, design studio, researched and found a creative way to possibly redesign cups so they are not so wasteful. He thought of the material Gourd is a large fruit and in the past has been typically used for containers in parts of the world like Asia, South America and Africa.The trouble he ran into was growing the cups instead of manufacturing them as the length to grow them is long and tedious. But he was able to mold these gourds with 3D printed molds into 2 unique cup shapes. A stackable cup and flask looking cup with a narrow opening. So finding a way to make the production process easier and faster would enable these cups to be used as a different form biodegradable and organic cup that can be recycled into the earth. They specifically wanted a way to make the drying process faster and I think one way that could happening would be using a heated drying cabinet with digital temperature control. This is typically used when drying pottery pieces and can hopefully dry the gourd faster than leaving it out in the sun. Another way would be growing the gourd in a controlled environment so the growth and drying would not be dependent on outdoor weather conditions. In the end cups are able to insulate hold hot and cold liquids easily and still be able to be thrown away using a conventional disposal method while being put back into the earth.