For The Love Of Coffee
We Aussies love our coffee, so much so that it is estimated around 1 Billion cups of takeaway coffee are sold in Australia each year. This is an extremely significant number of disposable coffee cups in circulation. Manufactures, wholesalers, retailers and consumers, we are all a part of this conversation.
Disposable coffee cups and Sustainability
A topic hot on the lips of many Australians. What becomes of 1 billion disposable coffee cups every year? More and more consumers are concerned with the environmental impact their choices are having on the planet and they are talking about it like never before. Manufactures are becoming more and more aware of the problem and have sought to tackle the problem through innovation.
Its Whats Inside That Counts!
Conventional disposable cups are lined with a substance called Polyethylene or (PE). Lining is necessary because it is the nature of paper to absorb liquid. However, it is this lining which makes it difficult for the cup to be broken down and many recycling depots simply do not have the facilities to recycle cups lined with Polyethylene. The plastic lining in these cups also means that they are not compostable in most cases these cups end up in landfill where it will take approximately 50 years for them to break down.
PLA Lined Disposable Cups – A better choice
PLA or Polylactic acid lining in cups is addressing the need for a more sustainable solution. They are no more recyclable than PE cups however they are biodegradable and can be composted in a commercial facility. PLA is a renewable resource and as it is made from natural plant material it does not leave any toxic residue when it breaks down. If billions of tonnes of toxic waste in landfill leaves a bitter taste in your mouth PLA most certainly sweetens the deal.
With an extensive range of PLA lined disposable coffee cups available at very competitive prices its worth looking at this more sustainable option. You can check out our whole range of disposable coffee cups. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need some help choosing the right product for your business.