Trying to be green has gotten a little easier with the creation of Repurpose - eco-friendly, compostable hot beverage cups. Repurpose® Inc. offers a line of high quality, innovative bioplastic cups to businesses and consumers.
Repurpose was founded in 2009 by a group of young environmental entrepreneurs, looking for quality solutions to the problem of single use petroleum based plastic products. After searching and finding few quality and cost competitive compostable solutions, they decided to manufacture their own. Repurpose was born with its mission to replace all single use disposable plastics with high quality, innovative, plant based alternatives. Repurpose makes products from plants, not petroleum, using Ingeo™ resin and meet ASTM 6400 compostability standards.
Repurpose products are now available to consumers and to businesses allowing everyone the opportunity to lessen their dependence on oil, lower their carbon footprint, and find non-toxic, safe alternatives to plastic.
"Our revolutionary insulated cup takes 1st prize for Sustainability at Specialty Coffee Association Annual Show in Houston. This comes after the cup’s winning 1st prize in Innovation at Coffee Fest Chicago."
What We Thought;
As a busy mom on the go, I am always running out of the house with a cup of tea or coffee, on my way to a play date or doctor's appointment with the girls. I can't tell you how many times I have tried to take my plastic travel cups, only to forget them. And, I hate using Styrofoam cups. These cups were great! I asked the hubby to take them to work and have his hard working guys put them to the test as well. They enjoyed the fact that they were eco-friendly, and loved that they were compostable! They agreed with me, that the hot beverage stayed hotter in these insulated cups, compared to the other disposable cups, or even plastic cups. They also liked not having to worry about burning their hands while holding the cup, or the need to double cup or use a carrier.These guys drink a lot of coffee on the go, and enjoyed trying this new sustainable product. The only issue they had was they said the lids didn't fit right and kept popping off. I think they are just too rough...I had no problem with them...and neither does all the celebs that use them....The best part about this hot insulated cup was that when you are done, is that it is 100% compostable. So, not only are you getting to drink a hot beverage with ease and have it be kept warmer longer, but you are also helping the environment once you dispose of the cup, as it will break down (meaning no landfill build up)..I'm so ecstatic that I could try and share this wonderful product with all of you! I can't wait to see what they come up with next...
Disclaimer: Mom of 3 Boys was provided a free product to review. All opinions are completely honest. Repurpose has not influenced the editorial nature of this post and no other compensation was received. Please see our disclosure policy for more information.