BROOKLYN - Two entrepreneurs in Greenpoint are on a mission to clean up the planet by way of a one-of-a-kind business venture.
Emily Doubilet and Jessica Holsey are co-founders of Susty Party. They met at a party and bonded over similar frustrations toward "hundreds of billions of disposable table items" being used and tossed into the oceans and other places each year, resulting in the company's apt motto, "Respect Earth and Party On."
Their party goods are made from materials such as plant roots, grass fibers and wood, all of which are biodegradable, unlike petroleum-based plastics that may take hundreds of years to break down, if ever.
The cups they produce are manufactured in an Ohio factory that employs the blind and visually impaired.
The duo can be seen pitching their business on ABC's reality TV series "Shark Tank" on April 4.