The small holes on the lid for coffee cup are used for ventilation, air outlet, thermal expansion and contraction, etc., so that the pressure inside can be released. The small mouth on the lid is for coffee. When drinking bottled beverages, if the mouth wraps the mouth of the bottle completely to prevent it from leaking, the bottle will deflate with the speedometer of drinking the beverage. This is negative pressure. This hole is used to prevent negative pressure from forming in the cup when drinking. Otherwise, when you drink, you will find that the hot drink in the cup cannot be poured out or a large amount of hot drink will pour out in an instant, which will result in burns.
It's not easy for manufacturers to develop a snap-on lid that can hold hot coffee, let alone use compostable materials. First consider why brands choose plastic: because it is cheap, convenient and practical. Despite these qualities, there are plastic lids that either leak or don't fit the cup at all. Nothing is more frustrating than this for a coffee drinker. Premium bagasse cup lids are composed of a variety of natural fibers, depending on what can be consistently sourced locally near the factory.
In particular these lids are produced in India, so they are mostly made from bagasse (a pulp made from sugar cane), but also use bamboo, agricultural waste, wheat, straw, cork and other natural materials to make advanced Environmentally sustainable packaging. The flexibility of the material enables it to expand the manufacturer's molded fiber solutions to global manufacturers, regardless of available resources. By opting for packaging from these fiber manufacturers, carbon emissions from production and disposal can be significantly reduced, while reusing natural materials that would otherwise be wasted.
Plastic lids and single-use coffee cups can take decades to break down and release harmful microplastics that contaminate manufacturers' food, water and bodies. Unlike plastics made from important materials such as coal, crude oil and natural gas that are harmful to the environment and contribute to global warming, premium factory solutions are made from recycled natural materials such as bagasse, reducing carbon emissions in production. From harvesting to production to disposal, bagasse lids are committed to significantly reducing manufacturers' carbon footprints and eliminating plastic waste throughout their lifecycle, while helping global brands meet their sustainability commitments.
Europe consumes more coffee than any other continent, resulting in excessive waste from plastic lids. In the UK alone, 2.5 billion coffee cups and lids are thrown away each year, but only 0.25% is recycled, with the rest piling up in factory landfills or spilling into factory waterways. Despite constant calls from regulators to reduce plastic waste, food brands cannot eliminate plastic from takeaway cups without viable alternatives. Introduced eco-friendly and sustainable snap-on coffee cup lids on a scale big enough to free Europe from single-use plastic lids. Molded fiber lids have the same premium feel and function that coffee drinkers have come to expect, and demonstrate what's possible when you combine an environmentally sustainable mindset with world-class engineering and product design to make it plastic cost-effective alternative.