Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Save the Earth While Enjoying the Chilly Weather with Refreshing Froyos in Yogurt Paper Cups




Froyos or frozen yogurts are the latest treats to hit the American kitchen. Practically unheard of just a few years ago, frozen yogurts are not only healthy but deliciously-tasting too. Filled with protein, calcium, and healthy lactobacillus bacteria, it’s not surprising that consumers prefer froyos instead of the usual ice cream. Frozen yogurts also contain half the calories present in an equal portion of ice cream. Additionally, just as food aficionados are concerned with eating healthy, consumers are equally aware of helping the environment. With the birth of eco-friendly yogurt paper cups, consumers can have the best of both worlds in frozen yogurts served in yogurt paper cups.

Frozen yogurts can easily be purchased. Not a single store can be found that doesn’t offer refreshing frozen yogurts served in yogurt paper cups. Even the supermarkets are bound to have frozen yogurts in stock. If you’d rather make froyos right in your own kitchen, that’s perfectly fine as well, because frozen yogurts are easier to make than traditional ice cream. Homemade frozen yogurts are less expensive at a third of the cost of store-bought brands, minus the emulsifiers, stabilizers, preservatives, and antioxidants – it’s a good thing. Some frozen yogurt brands on the market even have “dead” bacteria instead of the recommended live bacteria.

When making homemade froyos, don’t forget to purchase yogurt paper cups for that feeling of accomplishment – eating delicious and healthy treats while saving the earth with environmentally-friendly yogurt paper cups. Yogurt paper cups feature premium double poly paper that can also be great for ice-cream, gelato, noodles, and salad. The double poly paper prevents leaking while adding resilience for better usage for both hot and cold foods.

CupDepot.com, a manufacturer of Karat® and Karat® Earth products, has recently introduced the advantages of using yogurt paper cups for a more environment friendly tradition. Other eco-friendly products are plastic cups, straws, and utensils. All eco-friendly products are biodegradable, reusable, and made from renewable resources.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Green Living: Reusable Plastic Cups for a Healthier Environment


Disposable plastic cups are long gone. Nowadays when everyone is doing his/her part in promoting a clean and green environment, consumers play a vital role in helping to create a healthier environment by reusing most everything that used to be disposable. Plastic cups used to be the bane of environmental activists’ existence. However, consumers are now more aware of the consequences of disposing plastic cups after a single use, so now reusing plastic cups is being actively practiced. So plastic cups have now joined the likes of ceramics, stainless steel, and glasses when it comes to reusability. Why should we reuse plastic cups anyway? Here are five reasons why.
1. Plastic cups have a long lifespan, they do not biodegrade. Biodegradation is the chemical breakdown of materials with the help of a physiological environment. They may break down but not completely, so instead, they end up in the environment contributing to the toxic elements that slowly destroy our surroundings.
2. Plastic affects the taste of whatever drink we pour into plastic cups, so drinks naturally taste better when poured into reusable plastic cups. Reusable plastic cups do not have that fresh-out-of-the-factory taste.
3. The planet does not have enough resources to supply everyone with a single-use plastic cup. It seems like a silly idea to just use a new cup each time we are thirsty, right?
4. Plastic production is in itself a highly destructive process for the environment. From the emissions to the by-products, producing anything plastic is actually harmful to Mother Nature. Recycling too, will take up energy and resources that could otherwise be saved if consumers learned to reuse plastic cups.
5. Plastic has trace elements of BPA and phthalates which are potentially harmful chemicals. Not only are these elements linked to cancer, but they are especially dangerous for children as well. More and more countries are taking preventive measures to ensure that BPA and phthalates are not being taken in by consumers.
Not only can reusing plastic cups help save the environment, it also lets consumers save more. Instead of purchasing plastic cups each time we get thirsty, reusing them can help us save more money. CupDepot.com, a leading distributor of Karat® and Karat® Earth products, offers eco-friendly plastic cups and other products like plastic lids, paper cups, straws, and utensils.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Project Plastic Cup: Holiday Cups


How time flies, it’s almost October! Pretty soon it’s going to be December and you know what that means — Christmas time! Christmas is a bright holiday, not only because of the good cheer it brings but also literally because of the bright lights that people put up during the season.

For this edition of project plastic cup, we will teach you how to make a beautiful Christmas decoration using eco-friendly plastic cups. This may be a dangerous project for children, so be sure to have adult supervision when children are present.

For this project, you’ll need about 50 clear plastic cups, preferably recycled, outdoor mini lights, a stapler, a drill and wire or ribbons.

First, slowly and carefully drill a hole on each of the clear plastic cups. You can stack them up so you can finish faster. Make sure not to break the cup.
Next, connect the plastic cups into a wreath, forming a circle of 12 for the first layer, by stapling them side to side. You can also use melted wax or glue to connect the cups. Using a stapler is easier but the staples will eventually rust. Do the same for the second row, this time using 9 plastic cups. Stack the circle of nine plastic cups on top of the first one and staple them together. Make a third row, this time with 4 plastic cups, place it on the top of the second row, and staple it down as well.

Now, here comes the fun part! Insert the mini lights into the plastic cups through the holes you made earlier. Make sure to leave the plug hanging out. Get some wire or ribbon and staple or attach it to a cup. You can now hang your homemade holiday plastic cup decoration. Turn on the mini lights and enjoy the sight!

Who says plastic cups are bad for the environment? At the end of the day, it all depends on how you use it. With your creativity and imagination, plastic cups can certainly go a long way.