Chinese consumers use 50 billion paper cups every year. While eco-conscious spescialty food retailers and manufactures have found green substitutions for their takeout containers, cold cups have been a tough item to replace. Pando have procuce compostable paper cup.Typical paperboard is coatede with a petrochemical-based plastic, polyethylene, to make it liquid resisitant. This cup uses Polylactic Acid (PLA), a biopolymer derivede from plant sugars, to create a water-soluble and will not dissolve in use with hot or cold beverages, but it can be composted over time. Pando provides PLA paper cups that are now available to replace the most common plastic cups. The idea behind PLA paper cups is to reduce plastic waste to the polluted environment.