Have you had your coffee today? Good, because it’s time to test your knowledge about paper coffee cups, waste, and recycling.
Most paper cups are made of:
Why are paper cups sent to the landfill?
If one person purchases a disposable cup every day, how many pounds of waste is created every year?
What are six major steps in the recycling process?
The ink on paper cups doesn’t need to be removed before being recycled into new products.
Every ton of recycled paper saves:
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Read our in-depth feature on paper coffee cups here.
If you want to learn how BASF is tackling the problem, watch the short video below.
ACardboard, with a thin layer of plastic tightly attached to the cup.
BMultiple layers of recycled paper and plastic.
CPaper and wax.
AMost facilities can’t recycle paper cups because they are two-dimensional coated packaging and the process to separate the polyethylene from the cup stock paper board has proven to be difficult.
BMost people don’t put their paper cups into the recycling bins.
CPaper cups biodegrade naturally in landfills.
APick-up, sorting, re-pulping, screening, de-inking, and new products.
BPick-up, sorting, soaking, washing, drying, and folding.
CSorting, cleaning, chopping, marinating, simmering, and then taste testing.