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