What is the most environmentally friendly disposable cup? How to distinguish if the cup is eco-friendly? There are at least 3 steps you can refer to.
When choosing disposable cups, don't just look at the colour of the cup. Don't think that the whiter the colour, the more hygienic it is. In order to make the cup look whiter, some disposable cup manufacturers add a lot of fluorescent whitening agents. Once these harmful substances enter the human body, they will become potential carcinogens. When choosing a disposable cup, it is best to take a photo under a lamp. If the cup is blue under a fluorescent lamp, it proves that the fluorescent agent exceeds the standard, and consumers should use it with caution.
The colour of the cup wall is fancy, be careful of ink poisoning. Quality supervision experts pointed out that disposable cups are mostly stacked together. If they are damp or contaminated, mold will inevitably form. Therefore, disposable cups that are damp must not be used.
In addition, some disposable paper cups will be printed with colorful patterns and words. When the cups are stacked together, the ink on the outside of the cup will inevitably affect the inner layer of the disposable cup stacked with it. The ink contains benzene and toluene, which are harmful to health. It is best to buy eco friendly disposable cups with no ink or less printing on the outer layer. It can be easily distinguished by just smelling it before purchase and use.
The paper cup is soft and not firm, be careful of water leakage.
In addition, use eco compostable cups with thick and stiff walls. Paper cups with poor stiffness are very soft when pinched. After pouring water or beverages, they will be severely deformed when handling, or even fail to hold, which affects their use. When choosing a disposable cup, people can use their hands to gently squeeze the sides of the cup to roughly know the stiffness of the cup. It's better to choose bagasse cup for it is not only eco friendly but also firm.