Huskup is a Reusable Coffee Cup made from rice husk, not plastic. Handy sized, barista friendly 12oz / medium (400ml to the brim), the Huskup feels great to hold, is light but surprisingly sturdy with a quality finish too. Good size to fit most car cup holders. We love using the natural biodegradable rice husk for our Huskup cups because there’s no melamine, BPA or toxins. No nasties leaching into your drink so it’s safe to reheat your coffee in the microwave and load in the dishwasher too. If your beverage is too hot to handle we include a reusable, recyclable silicone sleeve for comfort. We have teamed up with like-minded independent artists to create original & environmentally friendly great looking products. The Mono collection by Donna Sarah is inspired by the natural earth with a twist – this design is Thumbs Huskup – reusable cups made from rice husk, not plastic FAQs I can’t believe it’s not plastic! How can this be?Huskup is made from rice husk, the outer shell of a grain of rice, so it’s a natural bi-product of rice milling. The amazing rice husk is strong, high in silica and has short tough fibres that are naturally resistant to moisture. This is important as it means we don’t need to mix it with melamine or other plasticisers, we use a blend of natural starches to help hold its shape. Are Huskup safe for food?Huskup are completely food safe, tested to the highest European LFGB, USA FDA & Japanese standards. No BPA, Toxin Free, No Melamine, No Heavy Metals. How long will it last?If you look after your Huskup it can last years, but it is not indestructible and can break if you are not careful. It is certified biodegradable to the European compostability standards (EN13432) and ultimately it would naturally biodegrade over a matter of years under the right conditions, leaving no toxins. If it ever did end up in the sea it would disintegrate back into harmless, natural materials. Dishwasher OK? Can I use it in the microwave?Huskup is good for the top rack of the dishwasher, but as with most things a careful handwash may be more gentle and extend use. As there is no melamine, you can re-heat your coffee in the microwave – huskup is not for cooking or defrosting, but has passed it’s thermal shock tests too. Will it keep my coffee hot?Huskup will keep your drink at a good natural temperature but is not designed for an extended time. We generally want to drink our freshly brewed coffee straightaway! What is the lid & sleeve made of?The lid & sleeve are made of tough reusable, recyclable 100% food grade silicone, from one of the worlds most abundant resources, silica. It is a stable material to ensure toxins don’t leach into your drink and it is good for heat barrier and grip.