The Plastic Cup Invasion

Category: Bioplastics
Date: 07.22.2021
Have you thought about the actual amount of plastic cups used daily? Plastic cups are used in coffee machines, cafeterias, restrooms, work offices, birthday and picnic events, beach bars, and perhaps many more which lead to an estimated 500 billion disposable plastic cups thrown away right after usage. 

Pollution issue

Single-use plastic cups alongside other plastic-made goods represent a major issue to our planet. By contaminating our rivers, oceans, landfills, and the air we create irreversible long-term damage as plastic cups usually take up to 500 years to break down in the environment (Solar Impulse Foundation).

Reversing the damage

It’s clear that we’re mainly responsible for the worldwide plastic pollution, but the question is ‘What to do next?’

So far, some countries such as France, Greece, China, Panama, Italy, Spain and etc. have banned the use of plastic goods such as nylon bags, and hopefully will be continuing further plastic prohibition. Moreover, companies and individuals are aiming at creating policies that require switching to compostable cups and biodegradable bags. A dispenser for reusable cups (CleanCup), a home waste composter (Lomi) are only a few of the remarkable innovations that companies have come up with to contribute to a pollution-free world. In addition, many organizations such as The Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, American Rivers, and many smaller ones, are working towards a sustainable and cleaner nature.

With that being said, we are one of the green businesses supporting that cause. By manufacturing biodegradable cups suitable for hot and cold drinks, we are able to fulfill companies’ and individuals’ needs in the most viable way possible.

It’s clear, however, that we have a long way to go in our waste-free journey, but action, effort, and eco-consciousness all together are the solution to this problem.