You may have seen #EarthOvershootDay trending on social media and wondered what it means.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we've used up our natural resources for the year.
In 2018, on the 1st August, humanity has used more natural resources than the planet's ecosystems are able to renew for the entire year. This means that from the 2nd August we will be using resources borrowed from future generations.
Our compostable coffee cups are made from sustainable forest paperboard with a natural plant-based PLA cornstarch lining.
Using compostable disposable coffee cups as opposed to plastic-lined coffee cups is ultimately better for the environment. The reason for this is that traditional single use coffee cups cannot be recycled. Compostable coffee cups can be disposed of with food waste which is taken to a composting facility to be composted. Compostable packaging is an excellent eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic.