Eden Springs has released a new range of environmentally friendly eco-cups for beverage dispensers, which are suitable for hot and cold beverage applications.
Three new eco-cup variants have been released as part of the new range, a line of fully-compostable paper-based cups, compostable cornstarch-based PLA plastic cups and a paper cone.
The fully compostable plant-based hot water cups are available in 8oz and 12oz, single or double walled variants and are manufactured from sustainably-sourced paper and lined with plant-based PLA. The cups are suitable for a range of drinks from coffee and tea through to hot chocolate and soup.
Meanwhile, the 7oz cornstarch-based PLA plastic cups are fully compostable and are certified to break down in under 12 weeks under industrial composting conditions.
Finally, the 4oz paper cones are free from PE lining and can be recycled through conventional paper recycling.
Brian Macpherson, managing director of Eden Springs UK, said: “As Europe’s largest certified carbon neutral water and coffee services company, Eden is leading the market on climate action. We are therefore delighted to be introducing this new eco-friendly range of cups into our offering.
“The use of plant-based materials not only boasts advantages after use, but also uses significantly less energy and generates fewer greenhouse gases during production.
“Plant-based materials, such as cornstarch, are a more sustainable option for cups as corn is a resource that can be regularly maintained and renewed without having a harmful effect on the environment”.
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