I propose a well-designed cup made from 100% recycled food-grade plastics. Using these plastics in a secondary application has the dual benefit of encouraging an aftermarket for recycled plastics, and eliminating consumption of virgin materials. In addition, certified recycled food-grade plastics have already passed many regulatory hurdles.
The unique marble-like appearance Inspired by the Precious Plastics project could make use of a range of plastics that may not have a high current market price due to color contamination, and gives the cup a standout appearance from fiber cups.
Made from 100% recycled food-grade plastics (compliant with both US and EU guidelines), these cups can be used for both hot and cold beverages. These cups can be made in a few standard sizes and thicknesses depending on market and application. They can be produced as a single-walled cup with built-in sleeves, or as a double-walled cup for improved thermal performance.