Disposing of paper cups is not the easiest of the subjects. First, you need to consider the materials and the lining to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.
When disposing of our PLA lined paper cups, the best option is disposing of the on-paper cups recycling bins, where authorities will collect them at recycling facilities.
PLA-Lined paper is commercially compostable and fully biodegradable, which means it will decompose after 12 weeks in facilities given the right conditions into non-toxic particles. To make this happen, these cups must be disposed of through your food waste collections scheme. Please, keep in mind that our PLA-lined paper cups are not suitable for home composting.
Disposing of your paper cups the right way is important because it will allow reprocessing them to return the used material into new functional products.
PLA Lined paper cups use Polylactic Acid inner plastic to prevent leaks and ensure that they are waterproof. In normal conditions, PLA bioplastic is commercially compostable. However, when it comes to paper cups, it gets trickier.
PLA lining is only compostable in commercial facilities where temperature, humidity and other variables are optimal and controlled to facilitate and ensure effective biodegradation.
Because of the bioplastic lining, traditional paper mills will not accept used paper cups since they are considered a contaminant. However, a small number of specialist fibre reprocessing facilities can recycle paper cups into low-grade papers, such as packaging.
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