Ecohomies is back this week to introduce to our readers another green collection that embraces eco-conscious consumption culture which is part of the changes in human’s behaviour in order to make the Earth a better place to live.
Why eco friendly cups? Well, the demand on cups in our daily life is undeniable. Despite of the fact that many green followers around the world have been shifted from using disposable plastic cups to their very own sustainable / reusable cups made from stainless steel, glass, and bamboo fibre in many occasions, for instance, during their coffee-hang with friends, there happens to be, still, many events where the need for single-use cups is inevitable. While we still have to live with it, the culture where not everyone seems to care enough to get their own mugs / cups to serve themselves their milkshake, we try to find a solution for the existing “disposable cup” problem.
A solution? Eco-friendly paper cup.
Why paper cup specifically?
“A paper cup is a disposable cup made out of paper and often lined or coated with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.”
What happens to be reality is that, in many cases, the cup can be made of recycled paper (which is another act of preservation). And that means with an eco-friendly paper cup, you have a cup where it is eco-friendly from its origin (recycled) to its afteruse (biodegrable / natural). At its best, some of the glues happen to be used in the process of making these cups can also be compostable.
So, as we go further to the list, we can discuss more into details.
HERE IS THE LIST OF TOP 10 ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER CUPS
01. Planet – + 100% Compostable PLA Laminated Hot Cup, 12-Ounce, 1000-Count Case
Why need disposable plastic cups when you can have an your eco-friendly paper cup for any circumstances you need to have a drink not from your own reusable cup? I fact that made me choose this cup as a greeting for my list is that not only the cup is made of paper but also is lined with NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer-made from all natural plant sugars (100% USDA certified biobased product). That means the your eco cup is food-safe (drink-safe) and that also means you can use this as your eco coffee cup whole day and after use can safely toss it into your compost can without worrying about nothing. The packages it comes in (1000 and 500 count) is pretty convenient for company parties I think, I’ve never hosted one, but considering the price it is perfect. These won’t leak your coffee through either the side or the bottom, and won’t make your English Earl Grey Tea taste like glue.
02. TashiBox – 4 oz paper cups, 200 count (4 oz)
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Hey, if you are looking for a simple-looking, elegant design of a paper cup, why don’t check out these from TashiBox? Let me reveal a secret just quick: standard PE (Polyethylene) is used as coating for these hot drink paper cups. However, that won’t affect the taste of your drink – NOT.AT.ALL. That is what we are talking about when we talk about the quality of these cups. Some with gimmicky decoration can’t do this simple job – leave no footage on your drink’s taste. You can buy these for a taste test and these will work just perfectly. They are great, in the way that they fit right in to any situation they are put in, video filming, house party, company party, school party, well, they are the very basic of all but also the most hunted among all the designs. They are pretty sturdy – they won’t tear or be out of shape during delivery. They stay firm the whole day.
03. NYHI – 200-Pack 8 oz White Paper Disposable Cups With Lids And Sleeves– Hot/Cold Beverage Drinking Cup for Water, Juice, Coffee or Tea – Ideal for Water Coolers, Party, or Coffee On the Go’
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And this is the choice for those who want to get their elegant white cup, lid, and sleeve in just one package, delivered one time for all. NYHI offers eco-friendly coffe cups for coffee lovers around the world in a perfect package accompanied with kraft paper sleeves and compatible lids. The quality of this is very impressive. No weird taste – no leaking through the bottom. I find this a more complete version of TashiBox’s cups, bugs fixed, more features added. Feel safer driving to work with these because they won’t spill on the way and mess the whole car along with your outfit. These also work with meetings, where everything tends to be a little more formal with the presence of all the cool people. For all the women out there, buy this one to prepare morning coffee for your special other and write down loving messages on the kraft paper using colored markers. Make them feel your love.
04. Solo Foodservice – R53-00055 5 oz Jazz Waxed Paper Cold Cup (Case of 3000)
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In case you need some more adventurous choice of paper cups, don’t hesistate to give these a try. Jazz waxed paper cup from Solo Foodservice is a perfect choice for parties of the young souls when it comes in such a huge package of up to 3000. The decoration is impressive, the colors look vibrant and the shape is among the high standard. If the party involves no hot drinks, you can make these the main drink-serve storage. These are not for hot drinks, however. I love the rolled rim on top of the cups, which gives them more rigidity and more modern look. The teens will find them rather good-looking, the kids will get impressed, and adults find these less boring than simple white. The cup itself is compostable – this make the cleaning of any kind of party this is easier than ever. Just gather them and throw them all into your compost can – you caused no harm to the enviroment, see?
05. Restaurantware – 500-CT Disposable Gray 12-OZ Hot Beverage Cups with Ripple Wall Design: No Need for Sleeves – Perfect for Cafes – Eco-Friendly Recyclable Paper – Insulated – Wholesale Takeout Coffee Cup
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Hey, the most modern looking cup of the year is the one aired by Restaurantware with ripple wall design which requires no more sleeve. The double walled design of the cups seem to transcend the traditional design of disposable paper cups that doesn’t provide an equally satisfying sturdy non-slip grip. If you love paper cup, you can’t ignore these. Give them a try and let them impress you by the very first grip. These can be use as your eco tea cups, they deal beautifully with heated liquid, and with their insulated, ripple-wall design, your tea stays at a drinkable temperature while your hands remain cool. I love how these come in different sizes, enabling its very use in different situations. You can hold your milkshake with the 16oz, your coffe with the 12oz, your tea with the 8oz and your mid-day ice-cream with the 4oz. Perfect measuring indeed.
06. Dixie – Bath Cups Coordinating Designs, 3 oz, 600 Count
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Love these the most when using them to rinse my mouth after brushing my teeth. Of course you can take these with you during your far-away-from-home trips and use them every day on your adventures. Just a reminder, these are not beverage cups and therefore aren’t recommended for drink serving. Otherwise they work perfectly holding liquid and seem to be one of the sturdiest waxed eco paper cups on the eco market. If you are rather fond of the idea of having these cups available in your bathroom to work as your brushing cups, you are on the perfect track. Their quality is of no doubt reaches the highest standard. I haven’t had any problem of using these serving drinks despite the alert, just my point of view. However, I won’t really recommend these for drink-serving, especially in mass quantity like in coffee shops or parties. And I don’t think they work with hot water either.
07. Glowcoast – Disposable Coffee Cups With Lids – 12 oz To Go Coffee Cup (80 Set) With Sturdy Lid Prevent Leaks! Paper Cups Hold Shape With Hot, Cold Drinks
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Another ripple walled cup choice for you guys – but this time available in a smaller package (<100) and more color choice. There are up two 4 colors for you to choose from, provided information from the supplier. These are leak proofed, due to the tight fitting lids and the considerate rimmed rolls. If your next party involves kids? Don’t miss a chance to impress them with these and become the favourite adult of them all. Don’t hesitate to click on the button above to get more details about the product as well as the price and delivery information.
08. Amscan – Sunshine Yellow Paper Cups | 9 oz. | Pack of 20 | Party Supply
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Mono-color cup from Amscan coming in small package of only 20 for those who host a close-knit house party with only family close friends. These are made right in the USA, where you think global, buy local. True is it? The cups are not limited only in use for cold beverages, they can hold hot coffee and hot tea as well. They don’t have that sort of gimmicky look on them but the cups function so perfectly and usually don’t cause any spilling mess for the guests. Keep your party cool. The color of the cups are vibrant, just like in the photos. And they don’t change a slightly bit when meet with different-temperatured liquids. They don’t leak through the bottom, they don’t leak through the side. And most of all, they don’t smell weird and make your drink taste glue-ish. The fact that these are so good impresses.
09. Genuine Joe – GJO11260CT Insulated Ripple Hot Cup, 12-Ounce Capacity,(Pack of 500)
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These paper cups from Genuine Joe are perfect alternatives for plastic cups in your house and in your office. Paper breaks down more quickly and since they are a part of nature, they leave no harmful footprint. I love the fact that these are one of the cups available on the market with the ripple wall modern design – the design that outdoes the traditional and requires no use of sleeve. These work perfectly as one’s eco-friendly coffee cups or tea cups. These look elegant enough to be served in meetings. And I think these look impressive enough to get your friends asking about where to buy them and after that maybe supporting green consumption. Give these a closer look by clicking on the button above to get to the supplier’s site.
10. Living Balance – Disposable Coffee Cups To Go with Lids, Stirrers, and Integrated Sleeves | [100 Pack – 12 Ounce] | Recyclable Paper | Travel Cups
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Living Balance cups have been my prior choices for years and I’ve never regretted. They produce one of the most sturdiest, high quality eco-friendly paper cups on the market. And offer them at a reasonable price. I love how they commit even in their packaging choice, prefering kraft paper for most of the packing process. Actually I chose this cups initially because of their minimal design without logos or brands. Guess no one wants to be a walking billboard. Ended up loving their quality and simplism. They are very sturdy. Insulation sleeve kept my fingers from getting too hot. The lids are quite good as well, they fit still after multiple uses. They don’t leak around the seam like cheap lids do. I need my 3 coffee treats every morning to function properly and with these my temptation fulfilled. The fact that the lids are so secured leaves me with even more satisfaction than ever. I don’t need to get rid of the cup because of its “single-use” problem, I can take up to if not more than 3 cups of coffee before throwing them away!