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Does your brand have a passion for supporting environmental causes? If so, your actions as a business will speak much louder than words. Take action by incorporating eco-friendly cups into your everyday operations! Not only will you reduce the amount of waste produced by your company, you’ll resonate with your customers as a brand that cares about more than just the bottom line. Get started on designing your own branded cups today!

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What is an eco-friendly coffee cup?

For many years, single-use paper cups have been the go-to option for countless businesses, restaurants, and cafes. However, the proliferation of paper and plastic waste has become an environmental issue that is difficult to ignore.

With consumers becoming more conscious of this waste and its impact on the environment, businesses have begun resorting to more eco-friendly materials when serving their beverages.

Eco-friendly disposable coffee cups are paper cups that feature organic materials that break down naturally and safely after disposal.

Our line of eco-friendly hot cups are produced with a coating and a leak-proof interior lining that is made from PLA plastic. This particular plastic is unique because it is derived from organic, renewable resources like corn starch and sugar cane.

Unlike other cups, an eco-friendly paper cup won’t potentially linger in garbage piles for extended periods. In fact, when disposed of properly in a commercial composting facility, compostable hot cups will break down safely over time and actually return organic compounds to the soil.

Custom Printed Compostable Coffee Cups

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4oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

4oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

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8 oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

8oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

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12 oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

12oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

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16 oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

16oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

From: $319.70

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20 oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

20oz Custom Printed Eco-Friendly White Paper Hot Cups

From: $219.90

Our selection of eco-friendly coffee cups offer an unbeatable combination of creative possibilities and nonpolluting materials.

Our custom printed compostable hot cups are made using certified renewable resources that meet the highest standards for biodegradability and composting. They can be easily recycled or disposed of as part of an organic waste management program, ensuring minimal environmental impact. Plus, our custom printing options allow you to showcase your brand logo and personalize each cup with unique messages or graphics!

You can use up to four total colors in your designs, including imagery on two sides and up to three colors on one side. With these printing capabilities, you can place your logo in crisp and colorful detail on one side while promoting a new special event on the other. Your best beverages will look better than ever!

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Unprinted Compostable Coffee Cups

The building block in our eco hot cups is the PLA-coated paper. Made from renewable resources, this coating is both durable and fully biodegradable within commercial compost piles. It also helps to prevent leaks and spills for your hot beverages and means no concerns about unnecessary waste for you!

Most importantly, PLA is non-toxic and BPA free, ensuring the safety of all of your customers.

In addition, with our complementary selection of recyclable plastic lids, you can complete takeaway orders for hot coffee with ease. Featuring five different sizes ranging from 4oz to 20oz, this selection of paper cups are just what you need to serve your best beverages with consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the most environmentally friendly disposable cup?
Any disposable coffee cups that use organic or renewable resources in their design are the most environmentally friendly. They are able to break down completely to their primary components over time. These cups can be either paper or plastic, but the focal point is on the type of plastic used or the type of coating featured on the paper (such as PLA plastic).
What is the most environmentally friendly disposable cup?
Any disposable coffee cups that use organic or renewable resources in their design are the most environmentally friendly. They are able to break down completely to their primary components over time. These cups can be either paper or plastic, but the focal point is on the type of plastic used or the type of coating featured on the paper (such as PLA plastic).
Are coffee cups eco-friendly?
Because paper is biodegradable and recyclable, paper coffee cups are eco-friendly. This is even moreso if the coffee cups feature compostable materials like PLA plastic.
Which is better for the environment: paper or plastic cups?
The biodegradable and recyclable nature of paper makes it more eco-friendly overall, particularly when combined with organic lining and coating such as PLA plastic. But that doesn’t mean plastic cups can’t be safely disposable. Plastics can be safely reused through recycling and plastics such as PLA are compostable after usage.
How long does it take for a compostable cup to decompose?
Within a proper commercial compost facility, compostable cups take no more than a few weeks to completely decompose. Due to the precise temperature and humidity conditions, the decomposition process is more consistent and doesn’t let biomaterials linger for too long.
Can you put compostable cups in compost?
Compostable cups are meant to be put in compost, but there is a catch. These cups only break down properly within commercial compost piles. While some communities have begun utilizing their own compost piles, the conditions within them are not sufficient to break down waste efficiently. If you use compostable cups, make sure to use a compost bin and have compostable waste disposed of correctly.

Are Compostable and Biodegradable Cups the Same?

Yes and no. In practice, all compostable coffee cups are biodegradable. However, not all biodegradable cups are compostable.

That may sound a little confusing, but it all comes down to the specifics. Compostable coffee cups must meet certain criteria to be labeled as such. For example, they must break down within a certain time period and must not create toxic byproducts during the process.

Biodegradable cups are not always subject to these standards. While a cup may be labeled “biodegradable,” it may require distinct temperature conditions to break down properly. Furthermore, it might only break down after an extended and undefined period of time.

Most importantly, while some biodegradable coffee cups may break down safely into harmless biomass, some of these coffee cups might create toxins that contaminate compost. Because compost is nutrient-rich and serves a genuine environmental purpose, some biodegradable cups can, ironically, cause unintended harm to the environment.

Make An Impact with Custom Compostable Hot Cups!

Does your brand have a passion for supporting environmental causes? Because promoting your business and its principles with our selection of eco-friendly coffee cups can make a positive impact! Every eco-friendly cup we offer is completely compostable and customizable to the style of your brand. Get started on designing your own branded cups today!

Always keep in mind that compostable, biodegradable, and recyclable do not mean the same thing! If you have any questions or concerns about how compostable cups fit into your business operations, please contact us via email or call one of our customer service representatives today!

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One dollar from every case of custom printed disposable cups and bowls you buy, as well as five dollars from every case of seasonal designs, is donated directly to charity:water to support clean water projects around the world.

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