"Disposable" does not necessarily mean biodegradable or compostable. When you throw a disposable cup away, where is "away"?
In Aotearoa we guzzle our way through 295 million cups of takeaway coffee a year. Most can't be recycled and end up in landfill. Read full article.
A "disposable" takeaway cup is made out of paper and often lined or coated with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.
Save a tree! Take a reusable travel cup whenever you're going out for a cuppa.
Paper cups which have been rinsed, and are not lined with wax or plastic, can be reused to pot seedlings. Place straight in your garden leaving the paper to biodegrade naturally.
Tear into pieces and put in your compost or wormfarm.
Paper cups which have been rinsed, and are not lined with wax or plastic, can be recycled in the mixed paper cage at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.
Takeaway cup lids with a recycle symbol on them can be placed in the appropriate bin at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre. Please rinse first.