There is a lot of information about recycling and composting paper cups in USA and sometimes it can be a bit confusing. We’ve put together the following information to try and make it a little clearer for you. RENEWABLE RESOURCES The wood used to make the paper for our paper cups is from sustainable plantation forests, purpose-grown for manufacturing paper products. This means the raw material used to manufacture our paper cups is from a renewable resource, a key point of difference between paper cups and alternatives made from non-renewable materials.