EPS CUP 6 oz

EPS CUP 6 oz

 Our  products are meeting the highest standards of hygiene and quality, they are customizable thanks to a technology called hot fusion, we can apply virtually any customlabel on the outside of the cup without using glue, paper will stick all over the cup, and because of this he became a very durable cup mechanical and thermal point of view, and with a perfect customization (customization can offer full color) customization costs are very small, our clients can promote various products, special offers, may change monthly the design on the cup, costs only 50 Euro / design and minimum quantity maybe even 500 pcs. / order, which is not possible with a paper cup.
Enviromental Care 

All our daily activities have an impact on the environment. Beside of daily use of energy and other natural resources to create atmospheric emissions we pollute water and produce waste. One of the tasks of responsible business is the calculation of the effects on the environment and the effective reduction of those effects.

The most effective way to reliably assess the overall environmental impact of materials is by 'Life Cycle Analysis'. This internationally accepted method evaluates all impacts, including raw material processing, product manufacture, energy consumption in processing, manufacture and use, and effects on the environment of disposal and recycling. There are many examples which illustrate the benefits of using EPS.

The environmental impact of the entire "life cycle" EPS cups
 
The company Franklin Associates, Ltd. published in March 2006 the final technical report on the total environmental impact of various products used in packaging food. The report, entitled "Life Cycle Inventory of polystyrene Foam, bleached paperboard, Corrugated and paperboard Foodservice Products" summarizes a study conducted in four key areas namely: energy consumption, the handling of solid waste (by weight), handling of solid waste (by volume ) and greenhouse gas emissions. The study investigated the environmental burden, resulting in the production and use of cups from EPS expanded polystyrene, plastic-coated paper cups for hot drinks (with and without the corrugated cardboard) and plastic and wax-coated cups for cold drinks.
 
The final report will NOT impress users of paper cups who believe that they are doing something "good for the environment" when they choose a paper cups instead of EPS cups. Study shows that the average production of plastic-coated paper cups spends more than twice as much energy, there are more than twice as much solid waste by volume or five times as much by weight, but produced almost twice as much greenhouse gas emissions than the production of EPS cups.
The impact on the environment through the entire "life cycle" of different packaging materials

The following table shows the results of the analysis of the life cycle, in which researchers compared the EPS with other packaging materials to be used for similar purposes.

                                  EPS foam cup average weight 2g                        Uncoated PAPER cup weight 2 grams
shemicals                                          1                                                                                       15
Electricity                                            1                                                                                        13
Cooling water                                    1                                                                                       1,3
Process water                                   1                                                                                      170
Steam                                                 1                                                                                          6
Crude petroleum                              1                                                                                         0,6
Wood and bark                                 0                                                                                         22
                                                          EPS                                                                Cellulose (paper, cardboard, ...)
Energy consumption                      1                                                                                        2,3-3,8
Air pollution                                      1                                                                                        3,1-4,1
Water pollution                                1                                                                                       2,3-2,8
Global warming potential             1                                                                                        4,0-4,4

The table clearly shows that the production of one paper cup spends as 170-times more water, 13-times more electricity and 22 times more wooden biomass as production of one EPS cup of the same weight (read more in EPS and the Environment attached ).

Life cycle analyses have shown that EPS has far less impact on the environment than other competitive materials for the same use. More in »Single use Cups are the winners« .

Impact of EPS cup production on the environment

The following table is based on the study "Resource & Environmental Profile Analysis of Foam polystyrene and bleached Board Paper Containers, Franklin Associates Ltd., June 1990", which included a comparison of the environmental impacts of production of 10,000 different cups:

                                                Atmospheric emissions (kg)     Waste water (kg)       Solid industrial waste (kg)       Cups after use (kg)
EPS cups*                                                5,3                                           0,9                                        8,44                                      54,5
Paper cups LDPE film                            8,2                                           1,3                                       24,6                                        99
Waxed paper cups                                  9,9                                           2,0                                       32,2                                      120,7
*EPS cups can be 100% recycled

The table shows that the production of EPS cups cause less atmospheric emissions has a minor impact on the environmental burden of water, producing less industrial waste and waste after use of cups than the production of LDPE or wax coated paper cups.

You can read more in the »EPS Cups Myths and Realities« brochure attached.

MANAGING USED CUPS

1. Recycling

Recycling is the most efficient and environmental-friendly solution. Polystyrene is a thermoplastic material, which means that it can be 100% fully recyclable. The challenge is of course the separate collection and removal in the recovery, which we, as an additional contribution to maintaining a clean environment, introduced in our production process.

A good example of recycling EPS products is Canada where 66% of all polystyrene products in use (cups, dishes, plates, lids, trays for meat, etc.) is recycled.

2. Municipal waste

Compared with many other materials, the EPS contains a very small percentage of municipal solid waste, as it is composed of 2% polystyrene (plastic) and 98% air.

As an example to indicate that the average paper cup covered with polyethylene designed for hot beverages, produced a total of almost three times as much waste by weight than the average EPS cup.

(summarized by Franklin Associates, Ltd.., Final Peer-Reviewed Report: Life Cycle Inventory of polystyrene Foam, bleached paperboard, and Corrugated Paper Foodservice Products (Prepared for the polystyrene Packaging Council, March 2006), Table 2-10, p. 2 -23).

3. Bio-degradability

Ironic, but one of the useful properties of EPS cups is that they are not essentially bio degradable. According to Dr. William L. Rathje, archaeologists from the University of Arizona, which is the leading institution of ecological studies for problems of municipal solid waste in the U.S., the fact that EPS is not biodegradable is actually one of their greatest virtues (in contrast to widespread belief). As the bio decommissioning may come to the emission of harmful gases and the occurrence of leakage that can pollute groundwater, it is preferable that the material deposited on the landfill is not biodegradable.

summarized by Rathje, William L., "Rubbish!" The Atlantic Monthly December 1989: 103 See also: Rathje, William L., and Cullen Murphy, "Five Major Myths About Garbage, and Why They're Wrong," Smithsonian july 1992: 5).

4. Incineration

Incineration of EPS cups in a controlled process, the so-called "Waste-to-energy", is the possibility of following the management of waste EPS cups. EPS is composed of carbon and hydrogen and has a high calorific value (twice higher than the paper cups). When igniting the modern facilities at the combustion only carbon dioxide, water and ash in the trace occurs. Finally by incineration EPS can be used as fuel in the same way as the "original" fossil fuels from which the EPS is produced.

Expert Report of Franklin Associates, Ltd. Of the total environmental impact of various products used in packaging food. (Made of polystyrene Packaging Council, March 2006).
 

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