Seal Packaging asserts that its cups are free from PLA and PE, in addition to being home-compostable, recyclable, repulpable, and biodegradable. Additionally, the cups are said to be repulpable. The sizes of the cups are 10 ounces, 20 ounces, and 22 ounces respectively. It has been certified as “Flustix No Plastic” by Din Certco, and it is rumoured to be the only UKCA mark registered paper cup that can hold 10 ounces or 20 ounces of liquid capacity.
According to Sally Gabbitas, director of Seal Packaging, consumers and suppliers need to think about where materials come from, how they are carried, what potential alternatives are available, and whether or not the end product can be recycled or composted.
The question that Gabbitas posed was, “But can we go much further? How probable is it that a product will be composted, assuming it can be done so? In principle, this may be the most environmentally friendly course of action; nevertheless, if the necessary infrastructure is lacking, another option, such as recycling, may prove to be more sustainable. Our job is to give our customers sound advice and assistance in navigating the myriad of packaging options available to them so that we can come up with a solution that is practical, ethical, economical, and environmentally friendly.