This Just In! Our Ugly Cups just went Biodegradable!
Go green with our new Biodegradable Ugly Cups! In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, Ugly Mug Coffee has made the switch from recyclable Ugly Cups to 100% Biodegradable Ugly Cups with aluminum lids. By teaming up with our manufacturer, Joy Goal, we were able to transition to a biobased plastic made from renewable raw materials that is both 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Our cups are now NON-GMO, ecofriendly PLA cups made of cornstarch. With over 80 patents for ecofriendly products including the US Patent (No. 11118226), these cups are certified compostable (*BPI & EN 13432, OK Compose & OK Biobased Certified). They are made of disposable virgin PP laminated with EVOH, and are SGS Standard Passed with High Barrier.
Check out the specs in full detail below:
What does this mean for you?
The bioplastic used in our cups are the only PLA that is both biodegradable and compostable. They are the world's first greenhouse-gas-neutral polymer, and can enrich soil when composted. The biobased plastic these cups are made from require significantly less energy to mold, and uses 68% less fossil fuel resources than traditional plastics. Instead of taking 500 years to break down, these take as little as under 2 months to decompose. Not only are our cups more carbon-neutral, they also have 20% more coffee (so they're 20% stronger)! Average k cups only have about 9 grams of coffee per cup, while ours have 11-12 grams per cup.