More than 5 million biodegradable and compostable cups were produced last year right here in Cincinnati at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
. Two million of those cups went to the U.S. Navy, and the remaining 3 million were sold through third party sales at local stores like Target
, Party City
and Whole Foods
Clovernook was recently featured on an episode of "Home Factory
," an FYI Network TV show that tours production facilities in North America and reveals how everyday household objects are made.
The cups are available in 10 oz. or 16 oz. sizes in various patterns and colors and can be custom printed.
“People have seen these cups and don’t even realize they were made right here in North College Hill,” says Coral Dill, manager of communications & development.
Clovernook, whose mission is to provide life-enriching opportunities to people who are blind and visually impaired, employed approximately 70 blind or visually impaired employees last year.
“A lot of people underestimate the power of people who are blind or visually impaired,” Dill says, “but the sense of community here is the most fulfilling. There’s such a sense of comraderie and self-empowerment.”
Clovernook is also one of the top two largest braille printing houses in the U.S., producing 40 million pages on an annual basis.
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