Genuinely Biodegradable, Home Compostable Single Use Cups

This is the only cup made from a sustainable material (plant fibre), that (unlike biodegradable plastic) will break down in natural conditions into a safe, non-toxic biomass.


Code 2770P
Description Genuinely biodegradable disposable cups suitable for home composting.
Material Cellulose (plant fibre)
Rim Diameter 82mm
Height 90mm
Brim Capacity 260ml (9oz)
Lined At No fill line
Pack Size 500 (20 sleeves of 25)
Cases/Pallet 45
Carton Dimensions Please enquire
Carton Gross Weight Please enquire
Durability Single use
Standard Pallet Type Euro (1200x800)
Pallet Height Please enquire
Available Print Options Pad print
Usual Lead Time 1-3 days

Unfortunately, there is no type of 'biodegradable plastic' that disappears like an apple core or a banana skin. If you leave a PLA plastic cup on the ground or in the sea, it will remain there for years, just like ordinary plastic. Similarly, an 'oxo-biodegradable' plastic cup will appear to break down, but remain as plastic sludge - an arguably worse source of pollution.

Therefore, if you want the convenience of a disposable cup but want to go plastic-free, this cup is the way to go. It may not be transparent but, being made from plant fibre, it is the only disposable cup that is genuinely non-polluting.

Additionally, this cup is the only cup that you can compost at home. How long that takes will depend on the conditions. It is expected that it should break down in the same timescale as woody plant material (1-2 years) but keen gardeners will know that a hot and wet compost heap will break down plant fibre very much sooner that.

Printing this cup
This cup can be pad printed (1-full colour) (3k minimum). Pad printed cups can usually be delivered within three weeks. 

How to buy

Regalzone is a manufacturer of plastic glasses and an importing agent for other manufacturers. It supplies plastic cups and glasses to wholesalers and other types of distributor. Regalzone's minimum order value is £500. If you have found this page looking to make a retail purchase, we would be pleased to offer advice and suggest a distributor: Please call 01753 662666.