Huski Rice Husk Travel Cup 400ml at Fillthemup

Huski Rice Husk Travel Cup 400ml

£9.99Price

A sustainable alternative to a disposable cup for your run to a coffee shop - a travel cup made from rice husks.

 

In the UK alone, we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day, amounting to around 2.5 billion every year, of which 182 million ends up on our streets and in our oceans.

 

Rice husks are a potential biohazard if not repurposed or disposed of properly.  This is why Huski Home recycles rice husks to create a durable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic material. 

 

  • Non-toxic, melamine, BPA and silicone-free
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable
  • Leak-proof flip lid and a non-slip base
  • Great for hot or iced beverages on the go
  • Twin walled to keep your drinks warmer for longer without burning your hands
  • Insulated to keep hot drinks at an optimum temperature for up to 90 minutes

 

 

 Size information

  • 400ml - 15.7 x 8.8 x 8.8cm

These travel cups are unique because they are created by recycling rice husks.

Why rice husks? 

Rice is harvested in mass quantities throughout the world. When processed, the sheer volume of husks causes issues as to how to properly dispose of it as rice husks, if not ethically discarded, can be a biohazard.

What is the binding material? 

Polymer (PP) - doesn't leach into food.

Why this mix?

Rice husk is 100% as its original form (natural, unlike bamboo which has to be chemically prepared) and PP breaks down in microscopic parts, Huski looked into using corn/plant starches and melamine as binding agents but found they begin to leach into food and drink within a short lifespan and when industrially composted they took years to biodegrade due to the natural substance being chemically modified which stops the natural biodegradable properties.

This gives the cups 10+ years of life span, the cup is biodegradable, but the nonslip base is not, so after its life is finished remove the base and put it with your general household waste or reuse it for something else (make your own cups non slip mybe? ;))