Clear Cups and Lids
Our clear biodegradable cups & lids provide a great solution for your cold drink service. Ideal for juices, frappes, milkshakes, iced coffees and more. Clear BioCups may look and perform like conventional plastic cups, but ours are made from Ingeo™ – a bioplastic made from plants not oils – and are the only clear plastic cups certified commercially compostable. Available in 16 different sizes with a range of leak-proof lid options, these cups are suitable for serving cold food and drinks.
What’s the difference between bioplastic and plastic with a biodegradable additive? This can be a confusing landscape to navigate, with various claims and technical terms. One should always be on the lookout for unscrupulous marketing. The most common type of misleading marketing is for plastic products labelled as ‘degradable’, ‘biodegradable’ or even ‘landfill degradable’. Unlike bioplastics, degradable plastics are conventional plastics derived from fossil resources with an additive that the manufacturers claim will render the product biodegradable under specific conditions. The problem with these claims is that there is no independently verified and conclusive scientific proof that the plastic will completely biodegrade. If the plastic does break down into smaller fragments that persist in the environment, they could be ingested by animals and eventually make their way up the food chain.
It also does not address the problem of using finite fossil resources for single use packaging and is certainly not a solution for littering. All this does is offer consumers and brand owners a false sense of sustainability. Say no to plastic!
Our focus is to produce packaging for a circular economy, whereby products are sustainably produced and effectively recycled in a closed loop, instead of the current linear model we have in place. Of the 78 million tonnes of plastic produced each year, 25 million tonnes end up in the environment. Producing single-use food service packaging from plastic is unsustainable and irresponsible. The ratio of plastics to fish in the ocean by weight is currently 1 to 5, but this will increase to a 1 to 1 ratio by 2050 if we continue on the current path. Solutions exist today and it's up to the pioneers and entrepreneurs to challenge and change the status quo. It's also up to the consumers to push for change with their choices. Switch to our biodegradable cups & lids today. Your customers will appreciate it and the planet will too.