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PLA Cold Cup Usage

  • Great for cold beverages
  • Withstands heat up to 110°F

PLA Cold Cup Features

  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% compostable
  • Made from PLA
  • No petroleum-based plastic
  • Factories follow all
    HACCP standards

Paper/PLA Hot Cup Usage

  • Great for hot or cold beverages
  • Withstands heat up to 200°F

Paper/PLA Hot Cup Features

  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% compostable
  • Made from heat-resistant PLA
  • No petroleum-based plastic
  • Factories strictly follow all HACCP standards


1. What are Bioplastics?  What is PLA?

Bioplastics are plastics made from corn and other plant materials instead of petroleum, making them compostable and biodegradable.  PLA, polylactic acid or polylactide, is bioplastic made from cornstarch or other sugars.  PLA is a polymer of lactic acid.  Lactic acid is formed naturally by bacterial fermentation of cornstarch or cane sugar.      


2. Why Bioplastics?

Naturally derived from corn or other plants, Bioplastics use up to 50% fewer fossil resources than conventional plastic and, they are completely recyclable under composting conditions, breaking down in about 45 days.  As well as being green, Bioplastics are clear, strong, and durable.

 

Bioplastic FAQs

1. Isn’t using corn for disposable products wasting a valuable food source?

No, because it is made from No. 2 yellow dent field corn, the most abundant and cheapest source of fermentable sugar in the US. We use very little of available US corn crop.

2. Can PLA be recycled?

At this time, PLA cannot be recycled in a traditional recycling facility.  Please only send PLA and other bioplastics to a composting facility.

3. Can I put my logo on a PLA cup?

Yes, we can do custom printing!  Please contact sales@sourceofgreen.com for details.

NatureWorks brand Ingeo is the primary source for our PLA and CPLA materials.

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