4 Aces has launched a 9oz vending version of its compostable, PLA hot cup, adding to the 7oz, 8 oz and 12 oz vending cups already available in the disposable cup supplier’s environmentally-friendly Planet range.
Created to fill a gap in the vending market, the packaging manufacturer’s 9oz cup carries the seedling logo and complies to EU certification for compostable packaging, like the other cups in the range. This means it will disintegrate in the correct industrial facilities for disposal within 12 weeks.
David Blake, sales director of 4 Aces, said: “Producing a 9 oz version of this cup means that we are providing our loyal customers with a degree of flexibility when it comes to choice and, hopefully, attracting new business from those who will struggle to find a good supplier who can provide any type of similar quality, eco-friendly cup at this size.
“There’s an over-whelming public interest in green disposable products at the moment and all of our customers are keen to be led by the consumer, to deliver the most ethical option and do their bit for the environment.”
PLA is made from plant-based materials which means PLA cups contain natural resources that can constantly be renewed. This means it’s likely cups made from this substance are a viable alternative going forward.