We carry a range of biodegradable paper cups; the difference between these and the regular range of disposable cups boils down to the material used for the inner lining. All paper cups used in the UK feature some sort of inner lining, this is what gives the cup the ability to hold liquids. Without this lining the cup would absorb water and disintegrate halfway through drinking your morning Coffee!
Traditionally disposable cups use a PE (Polyethylene) lining for this purpose, our range of biodegradable paper cups use PLA (Polylactic acid) instead. This is a natural substance derived from corn starch, it is not oil based.
Biodegradable cups featuring this corn starch PLA coating can be composted at any suitable facility and they will break down completely naturally.
We also stock matching lids for these cups made from CPLA, again these are 100% compostable items and are not oil based.
Our range of biodegradable cups currently includes hot drinks cups in 4,8,12 and 16oz sizes. We also stock biodegradable soup cups in 8, 12 and 16oz sizes, again with matching compostable lids available.
Our biodegradable paper cups are can be found at: https://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/biodegradable/cups/paper-cups, biodegradable soup cups are on our site at: https://www.eventsupplies.co.uk/biodegradable/cups/soup-cups . Samples are available on request