SKU: CPL-CS-2SCase Pack: 2000/caseProduct Dimensions (in): 2.6 x 2.6 x .3
Question: How can I tell if the portion cups and/or lids are eco-friendly?
Answer: Each portion cup has its compostable or recyclable designation on its product page. You can find this info under the “Key Features” section of the product pages. Depending on the use-case, you may need to decide whether you need a compostable or recyclable portion cup.
Question: What are the portion cups made out of?
Answer: Portion cups are made from a variety of materials. The portion cups included in this product selection are made from either PLA (clear portion cups), Natural Fibers (natural color portion cups), or PET/PP (also clear portion cups). Please make sure you check the “Key Features” tab to make sure you are purchasing the right portion cup for your use-case.
Question: Can I put oil-based liquids like salad dressings and sauces in the fiber portion cups?
Answer: Yes, the fiber portion cups are durable enough to hold oil-based liquids for a reasonably long amount of time. If you are doing to-go food on or on-site catering. Have confidence that the fiber portion cups will perform greatly for your application.
Question: Are the portion cups microwaveable?
Answer: It depends. The PLA and PET portion cups are NOT microwaveable. The Fiber portion cups ARE microwaveable.
Question: Which lids fit each of the portion cups?
Answer: Refer to the “Related Products” section at the bottom of each product page to find the matching lids or bases for each particular item.
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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