58 billion paper cups are thrown
away each year worldwide.
Only 1 in 4 are recycled.
25 billion styrofoam cups are consumed
each year in the U.S. alone.
Styrofoam can sit in a landfill for over 500 years.
Tens of billions of plastic cups are thrown away
each year at U.S. restaurants, cafés, and events.
Plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
Recycling seems like a simple enough process. However, the effort, time, and money needed to recycle the billions of cups used in the United States every year is daunting.
Recycling plastic products costs more than it does to produce them.
Instead of recycling, many large corporations resign to sending their waste to the landfill.
Recycling helps to minimize the waste from cup production and use, but in no way is recycling a viable solution to ensuring the future of Earth, the only livable planet we have.
What if there was another way? Lore Technology, LLC has a solution.
The Dissolvable Cup eliminates the need for the lengthy and costly recycling process all together.
The cup is made of a non-toxic, biodegradable and 100% water-soluble substrate called Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA). It’s also coated with a thin layer of a water insoluble, FDA approved moisture barrier (Zein). The PVA can be colored or dyed with a water-soluble pigment for differentiation and branding purposes.
Once the cup is ready to be dissolved, it is placed in a heated water bath, where the cup can dissolve in just a matter of hours. The water effectively dissolves the cup through the uncoated bottom and subsequent wicking up the sides.
As the soluble substrate and pigment dissolve, what’s left over is Zein, an all-natural corn protein that is 100% biodegradable, environmentally safe, and decomposes within 6 months.
Rather than sending the leftover material to a landfill, Zein can be reused again for its original purpose in the Dissolvable Cup, but another option proves much more financially lucrative.
After the dissolution process is complete, Zein can be collected, dried, and resold for profit as feed for cattle, poultry, and fish (Zein has even been approved by the FDA for human consumption), or as an all-natural plant fertilizer.
With the Dissolvable Cup, you can reduce your environmental impact and open up new revenue channels by increasing your return on investment in one fell swoop.
With the Lore Technology Dissolvable Cup, everyone wins: consumers, businesses, farmers, animals, the entire planet.
Consumers can purchase beverages without the guilt of negatively impacting the environment.
Restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, breweries, or any business that uses cups can reduce their waste and increase profitability by reselling Zein.
Farmers benefit from a new source of food for their livestock.
Finally, the Earth and its inhabitants benefit from a cup that completely and safely dissolves into something that gives back great benefits to the planet while eliminating a costly and lengthy recycling process.
Lore Technology, LLC is opening the door to a brand new, enormous source of profit for companies who sell their products in paper cups, plastic cups or bottles, while simultaneously paving the way to a sustainable, environmentally friendly future.