Top 5 Best Environmentally Friendly CupsPosted on
AnEco recommends 5 popular eco-friendly cups, replacing disposable plastic cups on the market.
Single-use plastic cups are being used very popularly because of its convenience and cheap price. Many are using these cups every day without knowing about potential risks to their health. Recently, according to a study of US and Canadian scientists, these disposable plastic cups are manufactured from a plastic material called Polystyrene (also known as PS) and contain BPA – Bisphenol-A. These two substances are extremely toxic, especially when exposed to high temperatures, they will pose many threats to human health. Their widespread use also causes the amount of plastic waste to increase dramatically, which has led to environmental pollution.
It can be said that the use of single-use plastic cups is not as safe as many people “mistakenly believe”, but in fact, they bring a lot of risks to human health and the environment. Therefore, many countries are attempting to eliminate using single-use plastic cups and replace them with eco-friendly products. Hence, what options do we have to replace disposable plastic cups? Here are our suggestions:
- Compostable paper cups
Compostable paper cups are eco-friendly products that are increasingly chosen by many consumers. These biological paper cups are made from paper, covered with a layer of PBS bio-materials derived partly or wholly from corn starch, therefore it is safe for health and environmentally friendly.
AnEco compostable paper cup is currently very popular due to its ability to decompose into humus, CO2, and water. The PBS used in the product is certified OK Compost INDUSTRIAL, which means that it is capable of decomposing in an industrial composting condition, ensuring environmental friendliness so you can rest assured when using these products.
- Cup made from PLA
PLA is a biological material derived from renewable resources (corn-starch, tapioca …). Products made from PLA become an outstanding item in the fight against “white pollution”, even when burned, products made from PLA do not release any toxic gases. PLA can be used in manufacturing take-away containers, fresh fruit and vegetable containers, and most commonly water cups.
One of the products made from PLA cups being widely used in the market is from AnEco brand. AnEco cold cup is made from PLA material, though its appearance looks like normal plastic cups, it is capable of completely decomposing into humus, water, and CO2 within 6 -12 months under industrial burial conditions. The cup is suitable for cold drinks below 50 degrees C and can replace normal plastic cups in the market.
- Bagasse cup
One more eco-friendly material that can replace disposable plastic is bagasse. In Vietnam, bagasse is a very popular source of raw materials after sugar production, so we have an extremely abundant supply source to make environmentally friendly products.
The advantage of bagasse is that it does not contain chemicals or heavy metals, thus it is very safe to use. Due to its hardness and firmness than other ingredients, the products made from bagasse are extremely sturdy, suitable for making cups, boxes, spoons …
At present, AnEco is distributing many product lines from bagasse, of which, bagasse cup has been receiving many positive feedbacks. AnEco bagasse cup is made from bagasse and coated with starch-derived PLA inside to waterproof. As a result, the cup has 100% natural composition and is able to completely decompose into humus, water and CO2 within 6-12 months under natural burial conditions.
AnEco bagasse cup is not only waterproof, oil resistant but also withstand temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. Therefore, when storing food and reheating in the microwave, we can be certain of its safety for health factors without worrying about harmful toxins in current plastic products and foam containers.
- Thermos flask
Acknowledge that using single-use plastic frequently may harmful to health and environment, thermos flask since then is a wise choice for many people.
Most of the thermos bottles today are made from stainless steel. The most popular stainless steel line used in the production of thermos flasks is 304 stainless steel. This type of stainless steel is commonly used in the production of medical equipment and food containers, and does not rust and does not contain harmful substances.
Thermos flasks are becoming more and more familiar items for everyone. Some places even offer discounts on coffee if you bring your thermos flask or personal cup.
- Glass mugs
Glass mugs are also popular and widely used. Glass is a material that is totally safe for human health, odorless, and pollution-free. When storing hot water, glass cups are also not decomposed (partially) and dispersed toxic substances like conventional plastic cups.
It has good endurance, rarely deformed because it is more resistant to heat than other materials. Glass cup is also very easy to clean. However, its downside is that glass mugs may be easy to be broken.
At present, glass cups are being used by restaurants, cafes, shops … to serve drinks and eliminate the use of single-use plastic items.
We all know disposable plastic cups are convenient items. However, to protect our own health and the environment from potential risks that this item may bring, you should limit the use of single-use plastic items, or replace it with safer, friendlier cups as suggested by AnEco.
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