The company uses 3D printing technology to make a drinking cup, using a polylactide (PLA) filament, which is a biodegradable, and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources such as sugar cane and corn starch.
“Most of the time when I was selling my product the customers would ask me how they could recycle their cups and I realised that I wanted to do something that was for the future. It’s just more conscious to create biodegradable products, especially looking at the issue of plastic in our environment. We were importing them from China and then we thought: We are not helping the community’, so we started to recycle cups and now we are moving to biodegradable cups. It will take less than six months for them to break down in the environment. They will cost a bit more, but the plan is we want to manufacture in large numbers so we can save money. Our brand story has always been about bringing people from different cultures together and creating a social cohesion – it’s not just a cup, but a lifestyle. We are building a global lifestyle brand through innovative concepts and premium products.”
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