AUTHOR: Jeff Wilser
Every year, 500 billion disposable cups end up in landfills. Paper cups sound good in theory, but most use a plastic laminate as a sealant, which makes them difficult to recycle. This is why Choose Planet A’s The Good Cup is glued together with a water-based coating, called aqueous, that makes it leak-proof, recyclable (up to seven times), and even biodegradable. “If you throw it in the water or the forest,” Choose Planet A’s co-founder and managing director Cyril Drouet says, “it will biodegrade and disappear.” The cup also has a foldable paper lid, cutting the need for a plastic top. It will be available in the U.S. later this year.