Tree Free Global is an Australian company specialising in environmentally friendly disposable coffee cups. It looks at its cups’ impact on the environment in both manufacture and disposal. It uses Bagasse, a by-product of sugarcane.
This waste product previously burnt (saving emissions), is used to create the paper to make Tree Free Cups. Sugarcane is an annual crop which uses fewer resources as opposed to tree plantations, which can take up to 20 years to mature. Sugarcane is harvested and regrown, saving soil erosion and habitat.
Tree Free Cups’ paper, lining, and lids are all plant based, meaning its cups will commercially compost. In a home compost trial, Tree Free Cups broke down completely leaving only nutrients behind in less than 60 days. Tree Free’s PLA lids were gone in 90 days.
For more information or to order, visit www.treefreeglobal.com