Butterfly cup

This innovative design combines cup and lid into one and can be sipped from the sides while remaining sealed. It is coated with BioPBS which is compostable at ambient temperatures and 100% biogradable. It is made from renewable corn, cassava and sugarcane. mybutterflycup.com


Made from certified FSC board lined with a starch material, these cups, and their sip-through lids, are 100% compostable and come in a range of sizes, with single as well as double-wall versions for thermal protection. Bold graphics show eco credentials. biopac.co.uk


A range of polypropylene, polystyrene, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, and cardboard cups includes a new textured disposable option. The textured finish provides the same insulation as a double-walled paper cup and is fully compostable. dester.com

Global inflight products

Offers the Baroque easy-grip ripple design cup which can be customised in any colour with any ripple design – waves, horizontal, vertical and diagonal. Available in recycled paper. gipusa.com

The leaf cup

Claiming to be the world’s first truly recyclable cup, this combines a fully recyclable plastic inner layer with a heat-absorbing fully-recyclable outer paper layer. An easy-tear strip allows plastic and paper elements to be simply separated for recycling. zeuspackaging.com


This innovative photo cup uses food grade inks to feature full-colour photography of destinations or promotions. Its range also has eco-friendly PLA-lined cups – single and double-walled, rippled and textured. linstol.com

WK Thomas

Offers a wide range of sizes and types (pictured above) from single-walled PE or polyethylene-lined cups to ribbed, insulated cups (where a second corrugated wrap is glued to the cup) or double-walled cups. Its items can come with a compostable PLA (poly lactic acid derived from corn starch) lining. wkthomas.com