The New Zealand Made, Award-Winning, Lifetime Reusable Coffee Cup
The IdealCup™ is the very first reusable coffee cup to be designed and manufactured in New Zealand.
Did you know ...
- Plastic is one of the most energy efficient materials for reusable cups
- When replacing paper cups it takes less than 20 uses to become more efficient than using a single use cup*
*Taking in to account cost of use and the environmental impact of washing ...
(source:Terngoods.com - single use vs reusable - an honest comparison )
The IdealCup™ is designed to reduce waste caused by disposable cups and lids, can be reused over and over, and can currently be recycled in standard recycling at the end of its useful life and better yet, we can return any unwanted IdealCup to our manufacturer who will grind them down and make them in to new product. Now that's product stewardship in its finest form.
The IdealCup™ is a truly environmentally friendly alternative to the disposable takeaway cup.
The caffeine-loving public in New Zealand goes through at least 200 million disposable cups a year*. Most of the cups end up in landfills.
*(source: Huhtamaki market manager of food service, Jeff Mosen)
Disposable coffee cups are a problem.
Most disposable cups are made from paper with either a plastic or cornstarch lining. Plastic lined cups must go to landfill after one use and the cornstarch lined cups are technically compostable, however due to a lack of commercial facilities in NZ this rarely happens and they end up in landfill.
Disposable lids are also a problem. Most lids are either recyclable plastic or compostable, however once again the facilities are not available for disposal.