Fresh, by Donna Sarah, illustrator, screen printer and designer
This reusable cup is made of rice husk, the natural bi product of rice production. Normally burnt in the rice harvest, the rice husk is transformed into a cup, preventing tonnes of waste going to landfill.
As the rice husk material is an agricultural waste bi product of rice milling there is a reduced amount of resources required to produce it.
It is common practice that this natural waste product is burnt in the fields after harvest emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide & Sulphur dioxide. Utilising this material prevents smog and air pollution and reduces the impact of the fires to the soil structure.
Rice production is huge, worldwide production is estimated at 500 million tonnes per year, equating to 125million tonnes of rice husk. The vast majority of this production is in Asia, so the abundant renewable resource is naturally available.
Natural starch is used to bind the sustainable rice husk together, so cups contain no melamine and no plastic.
The natural material of the Huskup ultimately at the end of its service is biodegradable tested to EN13432.
- natural, non toxic material
- dishwasher safe
- microwave reheat safe
- BPA free, plastic free
- melamine free
- from -30c to 120c
This lid is made of silicone and has 2 drinking holes, one on the side and one in the middle for a straw.
The silicone ring is of the same colour as the lid.