Are Coffee Cups Recyclable?
So, are Coffee Cups Recycleable? How many times have you finished your morning coffee and been left wondering what to do with the cup? Should you toss it out into a bin and let it sit in landfills for centuries? Or, is there a better way to dispose of paper coffee cups while still being kinder to our environment? It's important that we start exploring this issue as disposable cups make up an increasingly large portion of our waste. In today's blog post, we'll be discussing all things related to recycling paper coffee cups - from understanding if they're recyclable, to exploring how-to recycle options.
Australians use an estimated 1 billion paper cups every year. While paper cups are technically recyclable, in Australia, the major paper recyclers do not have the equipment capable of recycling them. This means that most paper cups end up in landfill.
When it comes to coffee cups, the old-fashioned paper and polyethylene (PE) cups are being replaced with plant-based polylactic acid (PLA) cups. These sustainable and plastic-free PLA cups provide a much greener way of enjoying our morning coffee. They look and feel no different than regular PE cups, but they have the added benefit that they are 100 percent compostable and made almost entirely from renewable plant material. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but also safe for use in general food contact applications. So next time remember to make an eco-friendly choice and reach for the PLA cup!
In conclusion, the answer to the question "Are Coffee Cups Recyclable?
A: Yes, but it is best to check with your local cafe and waste removal facilties.
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