What are the benefits of using recyclable paper cups?
Paper cups use polylactic acid PLA (cornstarch) whereas plastic cups use polyethylene. The former is less toxic and requires less energy to melt.
Secondly, petroleum is a major ingredient in making plastic cups. Therefore, using recyclable paper cups cuts down fossil fuel use.
Since they eliminate the use of petroleum and other toxic substances, recyclable paper cups are more food-safe. It is healthier to consume food and drinks from these cups.