Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Abstract

One hundred billion single-use cups are sent to landfills annually in the United States. Their production, usage, and disposal cause deforestation, pollution, and human health problems. Attempts have been made to produce more environmentally friendly tableware, however, these options are frequently not economically or logistically viable. This project strived to develop a single-use cup that meets the market need while remaining biodegradable and sustainably sourced. A financial and market analysis demonstrates the cup’s ability to enter the industry.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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