Bamboo is the world’s most sustainable crop. Unlike hardwood trees (which once cut, are gone forever) bamboo when harvested, re-shoots from its extensive root system, providing an endless, renewable resource which grows up to two feet a day.
Moreover, bamboo is naturally organic and requires no fertilisers or chemicals in its propagation. It also absorbs greenhouse gases and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
The average lifespan of a single-use cup is 13 minutes and due to their plastic content, less than 1% are recycled. Those that are labelled as recyclable can in fact only be recycled at specialised facilities, of which there are two in the UK.
In the UK alone, 10,000 cups are thrown away every two minutes. In three decades, an estimated figure of over 2 trillion single-use paper cups have ended up in landfill. That’s 2,000,000,000,000 cups.
The Pukka Bamboo Cup is reusable, recyclable, BPA (industrial chemical) and phthalate free. It is made using naturally sterile bamboo fibre combined with corn flour and a resin made of amino acids. The lid and sleeve are made from a food-grade silicone (bonded silicon and oxygen) – heat resistant to protect the hands.