Rice husk cup - show your stripes
Do you want to be able to have a drink on the go, but not to contribute to the millions of disposable cups thrown away each year? This travel cup made from natural Rice Husk could be the answer. It contains no melamine or other plastics and is BPA and toxin-free as well as being light, durable, strong and easy to clean. It comes in a cardboard gift box, which makes it a great present for yourself or someone else.
The "show your stripes" design was invented by a climate scientist who wanted a clear way to represent the effects of the climate crisis. The colour of the stripes represents how the temperature of each year compares to the average global temperature between 1971 and 200 - if a stripe is blue then the year was below average, if it's red then it was above average. And the stronger the colour, the bigger the difference. This cup will definitely give you something to think about as you sip your drink!
400ml cup with silicone sleeve and lid
Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Unlike bamboo cups, these rice husk cups are genuinely biodegradable as they do not contain melamine which is a plastic. They are also made using a waste product. Although the silicone is not biodegradable it is non-toxic and recyclable.
When you are ready to dispose of this cup soak it in water overnight then crush and bury it in compost or soil. It will start to biodegrade in soil within six months.
These cups are supplied to us by Shared Earth, who are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organisation.