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At THINK Greener, we are constantly exploring new ways to make sustainability for your business an easily achievable goal. Our eco-friendly ice cream cups go beyond just being environmentally conscious – they give your customers a guilt-free frozen delight that they can truly feel good about indulging in.

The summer season will always see ice cream sales soar. However, in today’s world, consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their environmental impact and are making buying decisions based on sustainability factors. They are actively seeking brands that align with their values and are committed to reducing their ecological footprint.

This is where THINK Greener’s plastic-free ice cream cups give you that vital edge! Here’s how we can help your business thrive while making a positive impact on the planet.

Why Switching to Green Products is Important

There are many reasons for switching to sustainable products. The most obvious one is for the sake of the planet we call home. But for retailers, the second most important reason is for the sake of their business.

Today’s shopper is educated when it comes to sustainable practices, even when it comes to ice cream! Customers are actively seeking out businesses that align with their values and demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility. By offering eco-friendly options, such as our compostable ice cream cups, you not only cater to this growing demand but also gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Moreover, embracing sustainable practices is not just a trend but a necessary step towards a more sustainable future. By making the switch to green products, you contribute to the overall well-being of our planet, preserving its resources for future generations. It’s a small but impactful way to make a difference and inspire positive change.

Aren’t All Ice Cream Cups Recyclable and Compostable?

The answer to this is no!

Indeed, even products that claim to be compostable aren’t all they seem when you dig a little deeper. At THINK Greener, our ice cream cups are the real deal when it comes to sustainability.

Let’s dive into some of the reasons that traditional ice cream cups are a huge problem, even those that are branded as compostable. After that, we will have a look at the reasons our cups are a truly compostable and recyclable, eco-friendly package.

Plastic-Lined Ice Cream Cups

These are the worst offenders:

  • Difficult to recycle: Traditional ice cream cups with plastic linings pose a significant challenge in the recycling process. The presence of plastic liners prevents them from being easily recycled alongside regular paper waste. Separate collection and specialised recycling processes are required, making it less convenient and accessible for recycling facilities.
  • Environmental impact: The inability to efficiently recycle plastic-lined cups leads to an increased reliance on landfill disposal or incineration, contributing to environmental pollution and resource depletion. These cups may take hundreds of years to break down, further exacerbating the waste problem.

PLA-Lined Ice Cream Cups

These are the cups that are behind much of the confusion regarding what constitutes true compostability. Although they are a better option than plastic-lined cups, they are still far from perfect!

  • Industrial composting requirements: Cups lined with PLA (Polylactic Acid), a plant-based material, require specific industrial composting facilities for proper decomposition. These facilities maintain the ideal conditions of temperature, humidity, and microbial activity necessary to break down PLA effectively. If you stick this in your home compost bin, you will still be staring at a plastic cup for years to come.
  • Limited accessibility: Industrial composting facilities are not universally available, posing a challenge for consumers and businesses alike. The lack of widespread access to these facilities restricts the proper disposal and composting of PLA-lined cups, hindering their eco-friendly potential.

Aqueous-Coated Ice Cream Cups: A Truly Sustainable Option

If you are looking for an eco-friendly ice cream cup that makes recycling and composting easy, then we have the solution. Our plastic-free ice cream cups are the epitome of what a recyclable product should be.

Here are a few of the benefits that these cups have over their plastic and PLA-lined brethren:

  1. Water-based barrier coating: Our ice cream cups feature a water-based barrier. Which, unlike cups coated with conventional petroleum-based coatings, significantly reduce the environmental impact associated with production and disposal.
  2. Renewable materials: Our cups are made from renewable materials, such as responsibly sourced paperboard. By utilising renewable resources, we minimise the reliance on finite fossil fuel-based materials, contributing to a more sustainable future.
  3. Recyclability: Aqueous-coated ice cream cups are easily recyclable, offering a convenient and efficient waste management solution. These cups can be processed alongside regular paper waste, reducing the burden on landfills and promoting the circular economy.
  4. Reduced carbon footprint: The manufacturing process of aqueous-coated cups results in a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional cups. The use of water-based coatings and sustainable materials helps to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, making them a greener choice for your ice cream packaging needs.
  5. Compostability: No industrial composting facilities are needed with our ice cream cups! These can be easily composted in any home composting bin, and before long, they will be promoting new growth and life in your garden. It doesn’t get any better than that!

For guilt-free frozen desserts, ditch the plastic and embrace our range of ice cream cups with a water-based coating.

Aqueous-Coated Ice Cream Cups: Sustainability Without Compromise

Our aqueous-coated ice cream cups offer unmatched sustainability without compromising on quality. Here’s why they are the perfect choice:

  • Optimal functionality: The water-based barrier coating ensures moisture resistance, preventing leakage and maintaining the perfect texture of your ice cream.
  • Vibrant aesthetics: Our cups feature a smooth and glossy surface, enhancing the visual appeal of your frozen treats and attracting customers.
  • Robust: Your customers can enjoy their ice cream right to the last lick. Crafted from durable paperboard, our cups offer stability and a comfortable grip for mess-free enjoyment.
  • Eco-friendly materials: Made from responsibly sourced and renewable paperboard, our cups prioritise sustainability without compromising on food safety.
  • Customisable options: Personalise your cups with logos or artwork to create a memorable brand experience.

Switching to water-based, easily compostable, and 100% plastic-free ice cream cups is a move that will help the environment. But crucially, it will also help build a brand image that eco-conscious consumers trust. What’s good for the planet is good for your business.

In other words, everyone is a winner!

Plastic-Free Ice Cream Cups are the Coolest Choice This Summer

As the temperature rises, so does the demand for ice-cold treats. But this summer, it’s not just about satisfying taste buds—it’s about making a sustainable statement. Plastic-free ice cream cups from THINK Greener are here to make a difference.

So, why settle for traditional cups that harm the environment when you can delight your customers with guilt-free indulgence? THINK Greener offers a range of sustainable choices that keep both taste and the planet in mind.

Contact us today if you want to find out more about our range of ice cream cups that embrace the true meaning of eco-friendliness.