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  • Biodegradable Coffee Cups

  • BioPak's single wall biodegradable coffee cups (also known as 'compostable coffee cups') are great for serving coffee to your thirsty customers. The single wall coffee cups are the more environmentally friendly alternative to the double wall cups. Paper cups made with single walls have one layer of paper, while double walls have two. The extra paper and textured pattern offer additional insulation against hot drinks however the extra layer also increases the environmental impact of the cup.  

  • The single wall hot cup represents a 55% reduction in paper board used, 44% less paper weight, 29% smaller cartons and an overall 20% reduction in carbon footprint when compared to the double wall cups. They are also more cost effective as much less material is being used to create them. In addition, the lighter weight and smaller carton size of a single wall coffee cup reduces transport-related emissions contributing to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the difference between single-wall and double-wall coffee cups.

  • BioPak is the leading manufacturer of biodegradable coffee cups in Australia whose mission is to create sustainable packaging that puts the planet first. They offer biodegradable paper coffee cups made from plants, designed for the circular economy where resources are reused and not wasted.
  • Marketers often use the term 'biodegradable' in a misleading way when they are selling biodegradable coffee cups. In addition to being unsubstantiated, these claims do not carry independent recognition. Studies indicate, however, that these plastics do not actually dissolve but instead fragment into small pieces. BioPak’s disposable coffee cups come with an industrial composting certification and will decompose in 120 days in an industrial compost facility.
  • By being industrially compostable, our eco-friendly coffee cups help decrease greenhouse gas emissions, return nutrients to the soil, and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Paper cups can be disposed of in an increasing number of FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bins. If you're not sure if your local council accepts them, you should contact them. All BioPak products, including these disposable cups, are carbon neutral, and 5% of profits from sales are donated to positive change.
  • BioPak’s eco friendly coffee cups are available in loads of different colour options with various sizes to suit both of the uni-lid arrangements we offer. You can use just the one lid for either of the two following size ranges: 
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    • 6oz - 8oz - 10oz - 12oz (80mm) take the smaller 80mm lid

    • 8oz (90mm) - 12oz (90mm) - 16oz take the larger 90mm lid

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  • Biodegradable Coffee Cups Colour Options:

  • Aqueous CoatedPlain White - Kraft Brown w/ Green StripeBiopak Branded - White w/ Green Line - Kraft w/ Green Line - Indigenous SeriesArt Series (colourful prints that change every two months, come in mixed cartons).

  • Do yourself and your customers a favour and make the switch to single wall biodegradable disposable coffee cups today. We also provide a free branding stamp that works well on the single wall cups if you are looking for a low cost option for some easy, extra marketing and exposure for your business.

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  • FAQs

  • Are Coffee Cups Biodegradable?

  • Paper based cups with a bioplastic (PLA) lining are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. Whereas plastic (PET) lined paper cups are neither biodegradable or compostable but can be recycled once the plastic lining is removed.

  • What Are Biodegradable Coffee Cups Made Of?

  • Biodegradable coffee cups are made from paper and a bioplastic called polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is made from fermented plant starch usually from sugar cane, cassava, corn or sugar beet. As PLA is made from plant sources it is fully compostable and biodegradable.