Surly’s Environmental Conundrum

An interesting public musing over at the Surly Brewing site: They’ve found corn-based, biodegradable disposable cups that they’d like to start using for events. Great, right? Unfortunately, the corn is grown in the US… shipped to China… and then shipped back as cups. Net environmental gain: dubious.


  1. Dedicated Reader

    As opposed to normal plastic cups which come from imported oil?

    Perhaps they could consider paper with a high level of post-consumer content. Or perhaps reusable plastic cups.

    Have them give Eureka a call. They’re used to dealing with waste issues at events.

Comments are closed.