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Meet the Better for All
Event Cup

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

18oz PHBH Cup

The Better for All 18 ounce cup is the first of 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 for the composter, reducing the amount of waste destined for landfill.

Material

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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Distinctive Look

Distinctive, easy to sort

Temperature Range

32 degrees to 220 degrees Fahrenheit; Marked improvement over PLA

Size

16-18 oz pour perfect for beer

Made by Microorganisms, Consumed by Microorganisms

Our cups are made with PHBH, the most advanced compostable biopolymer available at scale today. PHBH is a member of the PHA family of bioplastics, blending flexibility, strength, and compostability 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
  • anaerobic digestion

For additional information about PHBH, please visit our faq page

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Performance

At the end of its life, the Better for All cup decomposes into the very kind of plant-based material from which it was born. Choosing the Better for All cup is a small but significant piece of the complex web of actions required of venues pursuing Zero Waste.

Highlights: The Better for All Path to Zero Waste

  • PHBH outperforms PLA on heat tolerance making it far less likely to melt in storage or in transit.

  • PHBH can biodegrade in a wide range of environments so even in the event of sorting failure our cup will do no harm.

  • PHBH’s natural color combined with the Better for all Cup’s shape make it easier to sort than a clear plastic alternative like PLA.

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 single-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.