Case Pack: 2000/case
Product Dimensions (in): 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.6
LID PLA – 4-9 oz Cold Cups, Raised, No Straw Hole, Clear
Question: How can I tell if the cups and/or lids are eco-friendly?
Answer: Check to see each cold cup product page for its compostable or recyclable designation. You can find this info under the “At a Glance” section, or the “Key Features” section of the product pages. We supply a variety of cold cups depending on the need and application. For example, recycled PET cups are needed to withstand high desert temperatures above 110 degrees F. These PET cups are both 100% post-consumer recycled material and 100% recyclable
Question: What are the cold cups made out of?
Answer: Cold cups are made from a few different materials, most commonly PLA and PET. There is a definite distinction between the two, both have unique benefits. PLA is 100% compostable in commercial facilities, but only to be used for cold liquids. PET (#1) is 100% recyclable and the most recycled plastic on Earth. PET has a higher heat resistance than PLA, but should still be used for cold or warm drinks, not hot coffee or tea.
Question: Can I put the cups in the microwave to heat up my drink?
Answer: No, you should not put PLA or PET in the microwave.
Question: What lids fit on the cups that I want to purchase?
Answer: Cups do not come with lids, but you can purchase them separately. The matching lids can be found in the Related Products section at the bottom of the product page.
Question: Are PLA lids compostable?
Answer: Yes, the PLA lids are 100% compostable. The PLA lids are compostable in 2 to 4 months in a commercial composting environment.
Question: What are PLA lids made out of?
Answer: PLA lids are made from a material called Polylactic Acid. Although it is a complex bio-polymer, simply put, PLA is derived from corn. This is what gives PLA its bio-based nature. Manufacturers run natural molecules from corn through a process that creates a fully compostable, and very functional bio-plastic.
Question: Are PLA lids freezer safe?
Answer: No, the PLA lids do not perform well in the freezer. Customers have reported PLA lids getting brittle and cracking when exposed to freeing temperatures. It is recommended to put containers with PLA lids in the refrigerator instead of the freezer.
Question: Can you microwave PLA lids?
Answer: No, PLA lids are not designed to be microwaved. They will warp and become unusable if put in the microwave for too long.
Question: Why would I use a PLA lid?
Answer: PLA lids are a great way to showcase the food inside of your food boxes or containers. Because of their clear transparency, hungry customers can see right through to the food and make their decision to purchase. Also, it’s useful to have a clear lid behind the food production line so employees can identify what is inside of the container.
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