Solving a Problem
Global waste is a problem on a much larger scale than paper cups. While finding an eco-friendly solution to the fiber cup will make a great impact on the environment, there is still so much waste on our planet. Flip Cup plans to start tackling the problem of waste by repurposing other paper products.
Creating The Product
Hopefully, someday in the future, all of the products we use will be biodegradable, but Flip Cup works to solve the problem we are facing now. By making a pulp from recycled paper, the fiber of other products can be used to create something new. In order to hold water and endure high temperatures, a plant based starch is added as the liner.
Paper without a plastic liner is biodegradable, so the addition of the dextrose gives the cup this ability. When disposed of in a commercial compost bin (which will be available in a commercial property where Flip Cups are used) the cups can be composted and repurposed.