As paper straws become increasingly popular we’ve decided to expand our range of designs. Initially we offered just the common plain Black style of paper straw, but as of today we’ve got the plain White and the stylish Red Striped straws available to order from stock.
These are made from the same virgin paperboard as the black straws, no additional coatings are added, no plastic is used meaning that the straws are 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. As there are no additives or contaminates these will simply degrade naturally, although ideally they would be recycled as with any other paper product for maximum sustainability.
With increasing focus on clean oceans and reducing plastic waste, paper straws have gained huge traction against their plastic counterparts. Through 2018 we’ve seen many customers request a paper alternative to the usual plastic straws.
We plan to expand our range of paper straws further with more designs planned in the coming months.
New to our range of biodegradable / compostable products are the cPLA compostable cutlery products. These are made from plant-based corn starch and conform to all relevant standards regarding compostability, they will naturally break down and contain no plastics.
To differentiate these from the standard range of disposable plastic cutlery, they feature an eye catching satin effect which makes them pleasant and tactile to use. They also feature the compostable branding so it’s clear the item is not a plastic based product.
There is a strong trend at the moment for customers to reduce their dependence on single use plastics, these new cPLA based cutlery items allow customers to replace their plastic cutlery while still offering a disposable option. In addition, these are actually far more rigid than the most common grades of disposable knives, forks etc – they’ve been given a much more premium feel.
These were initially launched in 8 and 12oz sizes only, however due to their popularity we’ve added the larger 16oz size to the range also. Our range of biodegradable double wall paper cups use a PLA (polylactic acid) coating on the paper instead of the more common PE (Polyethylene) plastic coating, this means they are completely biodegradable
The large 16oz size accepts the same 90mm lid as the 12oz size, you can choose from our regular plastic lids or purchase one of the newer biodegradable cPLA lids for a completely eco-friendly solution to takeaway coffee.
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We’ve expanded our range of plastic lids to include a Black version of the popular white biodegradable / compostable lids. These are made from the exact same cornstarch-based raw material as the white lids; this means they’re 100% biodegradable and compostable.
As so many of our items now have a biodegradable option it made sense to cater for customers who prefer a black coloured cup lid over the white version which we’ve been stocking for some time now. We’ve seen a huge surge in popularity of the compostable product lines we offer – especially biodegradable paper coffee cups. Many coffee shops and retail outlets have been phasing in the biodegradable PLA paper cups as they become available, the cPLA cornstarch lids sell alongside these to customers looking to move to biodegradable disposables.