BioCups utilise all the same production equipment and processes required to produce conventional PE plastic coated cups. PE is instead replaced with a PLA bioplastic derived from plant starch.
This is a proven solution and PLA coated paper cups have been produced at scale since 2009. Similarly, the cup lids are made from a heat stable compostable PLA bioplastic. Both cups and lids are independently certified commercially compostable to European, Australian and American standards. Cups and lids are all tested to comply with FDA food contact safety standards. The production facility is HACCP, BRC and ISO 22000 certified. After use the cups can be either be recycled where facilities with the capability to recycle poly coated board exist or the cups and lids can be composted in a commercial compost facility.