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Disposable cups are widely used in professional and public catering environments to provide staff, customers and clients with quick and simple access to drinking water and other refreshments. At Galleon Supplies we offer a superb selection of disposable plastic cups to suit all business environments. So, whether you are trying to stock up on cups for your water cooler in an office or providing cups in kitchens, we have everything to meet your requirements. Browse the disposable cups range now to find the best prices and deals.
Disposable cups were first invented in the United States in 1907 by Lawrence Luellen, a lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. The motive for inviting disposable cups was because he was concerned about germs being spread by people sharing glasses. It was originally called the 'Dixie cup' and is a more clean, hygienic and easily available solution compared to public supplies of drinking water.
Disposable cups are made from polypropylene and a plastic called 'PET' which stands for 'Polyethylene Tetra hydrate'. These materials mean that the cups are waterproof and ideal for drinking contents on the go as it keeps heat in and prevents the cup from getting soggy.
Because disposable plastic cups are made from Polyethylene Tetrahydrate, it is highly recyclable. It's the same plastic used for water bottles so it can be melted down, shredded, washed and made back into other recyclable products. An interesting statistic regarding disposable plastic cups is that on estimate, the average household discards around 70 disposable cups every year.