12 Ounce PLA Lined Double Walled Paper Hot Cup
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100% Biodegradable, 100% Compostable. Made from Recycled Paper with a PLA Lining.
Heat Resistant up to 212 Degrees F.
World Centric hot cups are also biodegradable and compostable, lined with NatureWorks Ingeo™ polylactic acid (PLA), which is derived from corn grown in the USA. The white colored paper is Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) which means they are bleached without elemental chlorine. Most cups you'll find on the market are lined with polyethylene and wont compost. Ours are compostable and heat resistant up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cafes, restaurants and cafeterias require paper products for their look, printability and general customer acceptance. Technologically, it's very hard to make something similar to paper cups from alternative fibers. We are still researching to see if paper cups and bowls can be made from a mix of alternative fibers, recycled fibers and responsibly managed wood/paper fibers to create a more sustainable product.
Please note, composting is required for biodegradation. These compostable cups will biodegrade within 30 days in a commercial composting facility, and within 90 days in a home composting system.
Q: What is PLA?
A: Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) is a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the U.S.) or sugarcanes (rest of world). Although PLA has been known for more than a century, it has only been of commercial interest in recent years, in light of its biodegradability.