Want to go green with our cold and hot cups but have found them to be pretty expensive...Does anyone out there know a secret low-cost supplier??? Thanks so much to everyone who replied before!!! We really appreciate it.

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Not really. We used Baristaworks. Great service and free shipping.
Is Baristaworks cheaper then Eurocafe?
First of all i'd like to reply that i love the concept of green cups. There's little shops out there (although steadily rising) that make the switch.

The biggest problem with going green is that the cost to produce them are at this moment relatively high. It's only after a couple of years that prices will be going down. It's purely economical.

The best thing I can recommend is buying them at the price you think is cheapest and start building up a healthy customer relation with your supplier. Normally after a good amount of time you'll be able to get a discount if you buy with them regulary. At least that's how it goes down here in Belgium.

Hope it helps
I've heard that the "green" cold cups are really only green if recycled in a commercial composting facility. My city does not have this. I wonder if there is another solution. I'm sure the "corn" based cups save fossil fuels, but if not composted properly they live in the landfills much like regular plastic cups. If this is true then they are only a marginally "green" product.
Does anyone know more about this?
Adrian Badger said:
I've heard that the "green" cold cups are really only green if recycled in a commercial composting facility. My city does not have this. I wonder if there is another solution. I'm sure the "corn" based cups save fossil fuels, but if not composted properly they live in the landfills much like regular plastic cups. If this is true then they are only a marginally "green" product.
Does anyone know more about this?

You are right about the landfills, if the cups don't get disposed properly, they too like plastic will end up in the same place. The corn PLA will degrade in about 45-60 days in composting bins, but will take much longer than this in the landfill, probably as long as its counterpart. However, corn is a renewable resource and probably does reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Luckily, we have a facility in Pittsburgh. In the end, a re-usable traveller's mug is the best.
Denise Smith said:
Is Baristaworks cheaper then Eurocafe?

I've never heard of them. I looked and it doesn't seem that they offer the Ecoproducts.
http://www.baristaworks.com vs http://www.eurocafeimports.com


"I've never heard of them. I looked and it doesn't seem that they offer the Ecoproducts."

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