Branded Cold and Hot Cup Specialists
Looking for your own brand of cold or hot cups?
Then why not send us your enquiry and see how much we can save you.
From low quantity and fast turnaround times, we're sure your love our prices.
Earth Friendly Products
From our depot in Kent, The Compostable Cup Company supplies "food and drink to go" packaging. We're sure whatever you need, we can supply a compostable alternative. All the products are made from sustainable and recycled plant resources, which are low carbon and can be recycled with food waste, fully eco friendly.
We get shipments from Vegware quite often. So, if there is something out of stock, you can still order it and we will get it out to you as soon as it's in stock.
We will keep you updated if there are any supplier issues, but if anything is time sensitive, please contact us first and we can find out if there is any issues ahead of you ordering.
Good for your Food, Good for the Environment
People love the look and feel of our premium eco materials, as well as being part of a sustainable, circular economy.
As a nationally recognised brand, The Compostable Cup Company supplies independent cafes throughout the UK along with bakeries, colleges, delicatessens, festivals, pubs, sandwich shops, schools, takeaway shops and much more.
What is Compostable?
Compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. This typically must occur in about 90 days. Some companies advertise their products as merely biodegradable. This is not necessarily a good thing since nearly everything will biodegrade in 10,000 years!
Compostable vs. Biodegradable
Biodegradable and compostable can be confusing terms. Technically, both words define biological processes, but they have become prevalent marketing terms as well. This tends to blur the difference between the two, which is understandably confusing!
Biodegradation is a larger natural process that can happen in a number of ways, including composting. Composting is very specific process that happens only in situations with the right microorganisms and environmental conditions – and it creates humus, water, and heat. Other biodegradation processes do not make humus, which is an important part of soils.
Why Go Green?
When you choose biodegradable paper cups, you choose sustainability. Biodegradable paper cups are produced from high-quality carton board designed especially for cups. The cups are food-safe, ecological, yet with the same stiffness and perfectly functional. Biodegradable paper cups are 100% compostable in industrial composting and can be collected together with food waste in most collecting schemes.
The Compostable Cup Company came into existence to address the UK’s fastest growing waste stream: it is estimated that there are 2.5 billion paper drinking cups disposed of each year. These cups contain an inner polyethylene layer, needed to keep the liquid in the cup and stop the rest of the material getting soggy, which, in the past, paper processing plants were unable to separate and so, consequently, the only solution was to send them to landfill or waste to energy facilities.
In 2013 the whole recycling landscape changed when two new specialists’ plants where established. By moving to compostable catering disposables means that food and packaging waste can be recycled together and provides the only true recycling solution for zero waste in food service. We provide more than simply food service packaging. Our solution-based approach spans comprehensive creative and environmental consultancy to deliver your brand along with full zero waste programs for food service.
UK Parliament to dramatically reduce plastic use through new compostable products
UK Parliament announces the introduction of a new range of compostable products to replace existing single-use plastic items.
The plant-based products include certified compostable single-use cutlery, coffee cups and lids, soup containers, takeaway food containers, salad boxes, and drinking straws. New waste bins will be introduced to capture used compostable items, which will then be sent to a specialist waste facility...
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