About our material

Our mugs are made of corn or plant starch extract called PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid).

It looks like plastic but actually has NO fossil-base plastic.

It is compostable and can break down in certain composting conditions.

It is also BPA-free with NO-toxic chemicals,

microwave & dishwasher (top rack) safe, heat resistant up to 120 degree celcius.
SAFE for our bodies, and ECO to the earth!

How ECO is PLA?

PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) uses 47% LESS non-renewable energy, and generates 59% LESS Greenhouse Gas emissions than the average plastic manufacturing.

It contains 0% fossil-base plastic, made of 100% natural material.

PLA is probably the best material to replace conventional plastic.

Is it leak-proof?

Cafe Plus 400ml has 2 lids options:

With NO drink hole - Leak-proof for both hot & cold beverages

WITH drink hole - Spill-proof for both hot & cold beverages

ECO Can Plus 330/450ml

Cold / room temperature drinks - Leak-proof

Warm or hot drink - Spill-proof as pressure from steam is too much.

Open tab or lid to release the pressure. Keep it upright when you are on the go.

All PLA mugs with SILICONE LIDS - Spill-proof

Will it gradually biodegradable when using / put in backyard?

No, it will NOT biodegradable under normal usage.

Biodegradation only starts when it is buried in a certain composting environment.

Will PLA affect people with corn sensitivities?

PLA (polylactic acid) is made from corn starch and glucose, which both contain very small amounts of corn protein. Any recognizable corn protein though would be destroyed by the heat and fermentation processes used to make the PLA.

Why not organic corn?

We strongly support organic agriculture, but using organic corn would add at least 30% more to the price of the product, and we feel that it is not a cost we could afford or pass on to clients and consumers.

PLA is absolutely safe for kids as well as for adults!  

All PLA mugs are BPA-free with NO-plastic & NO toxic chemicals.

PLA is a corn or plant starch extract, hence it is biodegradable and compostable

(*under certain composting condition).

Is the print on the outside of the mug durable & food safe?

Yes, ONLY when used and cleaned properly. Best to hand wash with soft sponge.

Do NOT use bleach / chlorine / abrasive sponge for cleaning.

Do NOT use finger nails or sharp objects to scratch it.

 

PLA is NOT plastic & it's not perfect. Submerge in water, heat in microwave or dishwasher for too long does affect the print. If you love PLA, you won't mind (right?).

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Can I put it in microwave?

Yes, mainly for reheating (not boiling) your drinks.

Set short interval like 1 minute, stir drink and check temperature.

Add more time if need be.

It is reusable, but is it durable?

It is pretty durable, consider it is made from natural materials, around 2-3 years. 

 

After 2 years, the material will start weakening and become brittle. Say if you accidentally drop it on the floor, there is higher chance the mug will crack compares to when you first bought it.

 

It also means we do not cheat you on the material :)  

Some customers claimed the mugs last more than 2 years.

Is it dishwasher safe?

Yes, on TOP rack. Take it out and dry it immediately after washing cycle.

Avoid cleaning it with dishwasher if you product has colourful print on it.

Can I put it inside sanitizer or oven?

No, the products are NOT suitable for sanitizer / oven.
They are microwave safe and dishwasher (top rack) safe.

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