Our love for coffee has a bigger price tag than meets the eye. The paper cups that are used when we ‘take away’ coffee are slowly building up and polluting the environment. Let not the word ‘paper’ (cup) fool you that it’s not as harmful as its plastic counterpart. To some extent, most paper coffee cups are coated with a petroleum based plastic resin which makes them more durable and prevents coffee from leaking. To add on to the environmental effects of paper coffee cups, the ink that is used to produce custom coffee cups does not bode well for our environment either. Here are more of the environmental Read More
Biodegradable products are those that can be decomposed by natural biological processes including microbes where exposure to air, moisture and other natural elements enhance the breakdown. Biodegradable products include food packaging supplies such coffee cups and takeaway containers.
The introduction of “biodegradable plastics” during the late 1980s had amassed confusion and skepticism as manufacturers of food packaging supplies were able to make claims of their products’ biodegradable quality even without undergoing scientifically-based tests to determine that certain standards were met. While some of the materials were actually biodegradable, many of the products were not. The skepticism stemmed largely from several plastic products which were touted as “eco-friendly food packaging products” Read More
Did you know that Australians throw away over 1 billion coffee cups each year with a large number of these ending up in landfill?
While a lot of coffee cups and lids state that they are recyclable they can’t be recycled once they are used.
To overcome this issue, Eco Barista cups are 100% biodegradable in 90 days if they are composted. The unique aspect of Eco Barista coffee cups and lids is that they are made of plant based material; commonly wheat, sugar beets, corn and sugar cane. In comparison, standard coffee cups are made of petroleum based plastics which produce a lot more greenhouse gases in manufacture than biodegradable Read More