The Solo Cup of the Eco World. These compostable 16 oz (453.59g) clear cold cups are made from plants grown in the USA. These disposable cups are great for cold beverages like iced coffee, iced tea, smoothies, and water. Even though they are as light and strong as plastic, these disposable cups fully break down when commercially composted. If your office — or party — is using plastic disposable cups, suggest these. Available in packs of 20.
Comes from annually renewable plant sources
Strong as plastic
Compostable (comercial facility)
World Centric® authentically demonstrates its commitment to the greater good: 25% of their profits! are donated to social & environmental causes. AND, their 100% carbon offsets support socio-economic development.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF These 16 oz cups come in packs of 20 and are suitable for liquids up to 120°F, freezer safe and compost in 2 to 4 months in a commercial composting facility. Not microwavable. L3.7" x W 3.7" x H4.9"
WHAT DO THEY REPLACE? Styrofoam cups! Can you believe stores still serve these cups? AND that we as consumers tolerate it? There's not enough time here (watch for blog post) but it's bad stuff: benzene and styrene leach into your foods, it doesn't break down even though it's blown and strewn across the globe and it's highly toxic to make.
Plastic Cups! For example, those ubiquitous red Solo cups are made from #6 thermoplastic polystyrene, a moldable plastic (petroleum) that's cheap to produce but also one of the more difficult plastics to recycle. Many community recycling programs don't accept this type of plastic.
MATERIALS NatureWorks Ingeo™ PLA — Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a bio-based plastic derived from renewable resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots or sugarcane. To make PLA, sugar from plants is turned into lactic acid through fermentation which is converted into a polymer. At this stage, it is shaped into pellets which can be transformed into a wide variety of products. Manufacturing PLA produces 75% fewer greenhouse gasses and uses 50% less non-renewable energy than traditional polymers like PET & polystyrene.
PACKAGING 100% compostable bag.
SOURCING Made in Taiwan. Note: World Centric donates 25% of its profits and supports 100% carbon offset.
CERTIFICATIONS B-Corp, USDA Biobased Product, Certified Compostable by Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), Green America Approved Business.
ABOUT THE COMPANY Mission: To be of service to people and the planet. Vision: We see a future where everyone’s basic needs are met with a beneficial impact on the environment. Brand Promise: We produce high quality, plant-based compostable products that look great, perform well and contribute to reducing waste and suffering.Core Values: Community: We are family. We act in service to each other and all life. Integrity: Practice what we preachWe are ethical and honest in all we do. Excellence: Strive to thrive. We strive to do our best now and continuously improve.
“When we are young, we think the whole world revolves around us - that is Ego Centric. As we grow, we connect with people who share our same religion or traditions - that is Ethno Centric. When we expand that connection to care about everyone on the planet - that is WORLD CENTRIC.”- Ken Wilber
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