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What are Biodegradable Paper Cups?

Friday, January 19th, 2018

biodegradable paper cupsWe 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.

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New Biodegradable Paper Soup Containers

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As part of our increasingly popular eco-friendly biodegradable range, we’ve now added Soup Cups to our product catalogue. In addition to being biodegradable these containers are fully compostable to EN13432 standard.

We can supply 8, 12 and 16oz paper soup containers to suit most requirements. As the product has been designed with insulation in mind, they are suitable for more than just soup. Customers commonly use soup pots for serving Noodles, Ice Cream or Pasta dishes, depending on the size. As the cups feature an extra-thick side wall they are suitable for use in the freezer, ideal for pre-prepared Ice Cream portion pots or desserts.

In keeping with the environmentally-sound theme of this range, the lids are manufactured from CPLA (Crystallised Poly-Lactic Acid). These means they are both biodegradable and compostable in the same way as the soup cups. We provide lids to fit 8oz (90mm) or 12-16oz (115mm) containers.

The raw pulp used for this range of cups is FSC approved and completely odour-free.

If you need any further information on this range, either contact our team by email ( or by telephone on 0844 4995456.



introductory prices on biodegradable containers

We are the following introductory rates on these pots, available on smaller sleeved orders or bulk case quantities:

8oz Soup Cups – £3.67 per pack (50) / £55.05 per case (1,000)

12oz Soup Cups – £2.45 per pack (25) / £36.69 per case (500)

16oz Soup Cups – £2.79 per pack (25) / £41.49 per case (500)

Small CPLA Plastic Lids – £3.25 per pack (50) / £48.45 per case (1,000)

Large CPLA Plastic Lids – £4.90 per pack (50) / £36.75 per case (500)

Further reading:

You can find more information on the benefits of PLA inner coating at:

Clarification of the full EN13432 standard can found found on the British Plastics Federation website: