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Meet the Better for All Compostable PHBH Event Cup

The first 100% plant-based, fully compostable PHBH cup designed to help venues achieve zero waste.

18oz PHBH Event Cup

The Better for All PHBH 18 oz event cup is the first in a line of lightweight, nontoxic and compostable cups designed to be collected and composted with food waste. Whether used at a stadium or festival our cups are easy to recognize and sort, and compostable in a range of environments, reducing the amount of waste destined for landfill.

Renewable, Biobased

Non-toxic, 2nd generation renewable biopolymer PHBH

Customizable

Can be printed in compostable ink

Compatible

Fits standard 98mm PLA, domed and strawless lids

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Standout

Unique, Patent Pending

Heat Tolerant

Temp range 32 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit; Dishwashable; Marked improvement over PLA

Compostable

Certified Commercially Compostable; Home Compostable Certification pending

Made by Microorganisms, Consumed by Microorganisms

Better for All cups are made with PHBH, the most compostable biopolymer available at scale today. PHBH is a member of the PHA family of bioplastics, blending flexibility and strength with the ability to compost in a wide range of environments. PHBH is FDA-approved for food contact and has earned seven TUV AUSTRIA certifications including:

  • 100% biobased
  • industrially compostable
  • home compostable
  • soil biodegradable
  • freshwater biodegradable
  • marine biodegradable
  • anaerobically digestable

For additional information about PHBH: faq page

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Performance

Better for All PHBH cups can be a significant piece of the complex web of actions required of venues pursuing Zero Waste.

Highlights: The Better for All Path to Zero Waste

  • PHBH  beats PLA on both heat tolerance and compostability.

  • PHBH can biodegrade in a wide range of environments so even when sorting fails, PHBH cups will do no harm.

Compostable vs. Recyclable

When fans purchase food at an event, the resulting waste—cups, containers, utensils and napkins—is contaminated with food scraps and residue. Once contaminated, even recyclable petroleum plastics and mixed media packaging must go to landfill. Compostable dishware, properly vetted by local composting partners, enables venues to radically increase the number of food scraps and food related dishware diverted from landfill to organics recycling, where it can all be transformed into soil amendments and landscaping materials.

Compostable is the best option for venue food service items, but not all compostables are made equal.

The Better for All PHBH cup is the best limited-use plastic alternative available at scale today.

Through an aggressive (composting and recycling) program that included switching to compostable serviceware and packaging, the Seattle Mariners were able to improve their game-day waste diversion from 38 percent in 2009 to 90 percent today. ...This 90 percent diversion rate is saving Safeco field $100,000 per year.

NRDC Game Changers, 2015

Sorting

Successful diversion rates rely on labor intensive back-of-house waste sorting. Standing out in a sea of clear plastic and plastic alternatives makes the Better for All Cup a huge asset for event operators. Sorting and diversion also has the added complexity of food waste contamination. The Better for All PHBH event cup's ability to be composted along with food waste improves waste diversion from landfills dramatically.