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Wild Card Hot Vending Cups 12oz

There are 1500 cups per case.

Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks. Coffee houses -- long a fixture in cultures and countries around the globe -- sprang up across America during the last 20 years. Every year, as many as 15 billion "cups of joe" are served on the go in paper cups and that number is expected to grow to 23 billion by the end of the decade.

While coffee connoisseurs savored the flavors of new varieties of beans and brews, engineers and scientists at International Paper were thinking about how to improve the cup.

Though cups are made of fiber grown and harvested from sustainable forests, conventional paper cups are lined with a petroleum-based plastic. The plastic lining is a small part of the cup but is made from non-renewable resources and inhibits the decomposition of the underlying paper. As a result, disposable cups once filled with coffee are filling up our landfills.

But what if disposable coffee cups could join coffee grounds in the compost heap?

To achieve that vision, International Paper, with partners DaniMer Scientific and NatureWorks LLC, developed a new type of cup lining made from plants instead of petro-chemicals. The revolutionary new cup, dubbed the ecotainer, is coated with a resin made from modified biopolymer. When discarded in commercial and municipal operations, cups with the new lining become compost, which can then be used for gardening, landscaping and farming.

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