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What types of disposable cups are there?

Author: Marie

Oct. 17, 2022

Home & Garden

For many of us, in our home and business lives, a water cooler equipped with a cups holder is essential. We need to stay hydrated, and one of the best ways to do this is by hiring a water cooler. That being said, we need to have a drinking vessel to drink our water. The most convenient method for many people is to use disposable cups. There are a lot of misconceptions floating around regarding safety and environmental issues. In fact, many disposable cups are very environmentally friendly and safe to use. Here are a few common options and some of the pros and cons associated with them.

WHICH MATERIAL IS BEST?

Many people know that there are three basic types of disposable cups available, they are plastic, paper and foam. Each one has unique attributes and not certain cups may not suit your needs. Let’s take a look at each one separately to see how they work.

PAPER CUPS:

These are available in a wide variety of configurations; some are air pocket insulated or have a poly coated paper construction. This allows the cup to be used safely with hot drinks without burning hands. There are also recycled paper cups that can be used for hot and cold drinks. A sustainable paper cup is made from renewable resources, and they can be composted after use. Wax coated paper cups are used for additional rigidity, and they offer extra protection from leaks.

PLASTIC CUPS:

You may be thinking that plastic cups must be less eco friendly that paper cups, but that is a common misconception. Plastic cups are available as a more eco friendly option, and many plastic cups are compostable. Hard plastic disposable cups are great for both hot and cold drinks. Thin wall plastic cups are great for serving cold drinks at high volume events because they are cheap to buy, and they are crack resistant. Polystyrene cups are made from high impact plastic, they are shatterproof, but they are only suitable for cold beverages.

FOAM CUPS:

Of all the options mentioned so far, foam cups are by far the best choice for hot beverages as foam is a great insulating material. They hold their shape well, they are lightweight and can be a low cost solution. Where a paper cup could buckle and spill its hot contents, a foam cup is a far safer and easier way to enjoy a hot beverage. They are also good for cold drinks too, but many people prefer plastic cups for that purpose.

BAGASSE CUP

Types Of Disposable Cups

If you're looking for the convenience of a single-use product without the environmental impact of plastic or foam, look no further than these Bagasse Cups!

While its bright white provides a crisp, clean look that will impress your guests, its capacity allows you to expertly dispense liquids to minimize waste and reduce replacement costs.

Advantages of Bagasse Cups Convenient:

These little 4-ounce cups aren't just souffle cups. They are the perfect eco-friendly option for distributing food tasting samples and snacks. They are also ideal for dressings, sauces, dressings, dips, jelly balls and even ice cream! Plus, they're stackable for easy storage and transport!
Durable: Bagasse Cups are microwave and freezer safe. All products are water and oil resistant up to 212 F, so you don't need to worry about spills when serving hot souffles or samples (very hot items can cause the cup to sweat and collect some condensation on the bottom).
Environmentally friendly: Our bagasse or cane pulp fiber products are biodegradable and made from renewable and sustainable resources. Pulp is a by-product of sugar cane stems being crushed to extract the juice. Using pulp to make our premium paper condiment cups means less waste and a happier planet!
Strong Biodegradable Material: Bagasse tableware is stronger than paper, plastic or polystyrene tableware. These other materials cannot withstand the same amount of heat as sugar cane tableware, and they're not durable either. Polystyrene, paper and plastic cutlery have a greater impact on the environment because they are not biodegradable and are not made from easily and quickly renewable resources.

SQ Compost is engaged in the R&D, manufacture, and sales of biomass products including bagasse tableware, non-woven fabric, and household tissue, which are biodegradable and compostable.


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