Compostable Cups Frequently Asked Questions

Compostable disposable coffee cups are made from what materials?

This type of disposable cups is made from plant-based materials like sugarcane bagasse, therefore, replacing the more harmful conventional plastics.

What is the most significant advantage of using compostable disposable coffee cups?

By being compostable, you are assured that your disposable cups are certified to break down in a limited timeframe in a compostable industrial facility making them a lot less harmful to the environment.

Will I still be able to enjoy my coffee hot if it is served in compostable cups?

Yes, compostable coffee cups have the same properties as coffee cups made from more harmful plastics. They will keep your drink hot just like single-use cups made from regular plastic.

What is the best way to dispose of compostable cups?

The best way to dispose of compostable disposable cups is to send them to an industrial composting facility. Only there are provided with the right conditions of microbes, heat and time to break them down and turn them into compost.

How long do compostable disposable cups take to decompose?

In the right conditions in a compostable industrial facility, it takes about 12 weeks for compostable cups to break down into compost. In a landfill, as biodegradable materials, they will also decompose providing there’s oxygen present, but it will take a much longer time.