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Biodegradable Paper Cup Types Explained

mixed groupInitially when biodegradable paper cups were first introduced into the UK they arrived in the most common variety, the single wall paper cup. This was the same as the regular recyclable cup but with a PLA lining instead of a PE (plastic) lining.

As biodegradability has become an exponentially important aspect of disposables, demand has increased sharply. As such the range of cup types available for customers who require a biodegradable paper cup is greater than ever.

We stock the following types of biodegradable cups:

  • Single wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
  • Double wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
  • Insulated ripple wall “Ingeo” PLA paper cups
  • Bamboo compostable paper cups
  • Triple layer “Ultimate” bamboo compostable paper cups

Our range now covers all the common cup types available, meaning there’s a biodegradable alternative to any of our regular ranges of disposable cups. The different levels of insulation work the exact same way as our non-biodegradable cups:

  • Single wall (including bamboo): The most popular variety, lowest cost per unit but only basic heat insulation.
  • Double Wall: An extra layer of insulation, much better heat retention and more comfortable to hold. Smooth outer wall.
  • Insulated Ripple: The best level of heat insulation has a tactile “rippled” outer which further improves insulation.
  • Triple Layer “ultimate” bamboo: The same high level of insulation as the ripple cups, but with a smooth outer wall.

Please feel free to get in touch with our friendly sales team with any queries you may have about our range of biodegradable paper cups.

 

Insulated Bamboo “Ultimate” Paper Cups

ultimate bamboo group1Brand new on our website today are our Bamboo “Ultimate Eco” paper cups, made from Bamboo instead of paperboard as the name suggests. These are a natural / rustic colour instead of the usual white; no bleaching process is used on the raw material, perfect for café’s with natural / earthy themes and branding.

Our “ultimate” range of cups is unique in that it uses a single size of lid for the 8, 12 and 16oz sizes. With other cup ranges the 8oz cups take a smaller lid to the 12 and 16oz sizes. A single lid means one less item to keep in stock and less spaces required front-of-house when used commercially.

As with most of our other biodegradable items, our “ultimate eco” Bamboo paper cups feature a PLA (cornstarch based) lining instead of a plastic polyethylene layer. This means that the cups are completely biodegradable and compostable, they feature no plastics.

Triple layer “ultimate” paper cups feature superb heat insulation; they’ll retain the warmth of your drink while also preventing the cup from becoming uncomfortable to hold.

Samples are available on request, you can find these items in our biodegradable paper cups category at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-paper-cups

Bamboo Compostable Paper Cups – New Range

single wall bamboo group1Fresh into our warehouse today are the new Bamboo compostable paper cups. As the name suggests these are made from Bamboo instead of paperboard, there are several notable advantages to this. The most obvious is that Bamboo is more easily renewable than the fast-growing birch used for traditional paper cups, this is due to the speed at which the plant grows. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet with a peak growth speed of 4cm an hour; this makes it the ultimate in sustainable raw material.

The cups themselves are a mixed design with 4 distinct but coordinated neutral prints; each pack contains a random selection of these.

As with the rest of our environmentally friendly biodegradable range of cups, these feature a PLA lining instead of the plastic PE coating used on traditional cups. This makes them a fantastic choice for customers wishing to switch to biodegradable / compostable disposables.

Samples are available on request; get in touch with our team for more information. You can find our bamboo paper cups on our site at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-paper-cups