Who invented plastic cups?

Answer In July 1960, a patent was filed for a thin-walled plastic container, but it was not specifically called a plastic cup. Two years later, in April 1964, a company called Price was granted a U.S. pat... Read More »

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How do you get the burnt plastic smell out of dishes and cups that ran in the same cycle as a plastic spoon that melted in the dishwasher?

Answer You could try soaking them for a while in baking soda and warm water. Good luck!

Are plastic cups unhealthy?

On One Hand: Studies Show Signs of BPA.Some plastic containers, such as those made of polycarbonate, have been found to leech a chemical known as "Bisphenol A" (BPA) when heated. One expert of the ... Read More »

Are plastic cups microwavable?

Yes, generally speaking, plastic cups are microwavable. But you should always check the item's packaging label to make sure the manufacturer states that it's okay to microwave it and follow any ins... Read More »

Are Styrofoam cups as recyclable as plastic?

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) can be recycled, although it is not usually accepted for curbside recycling. However, its low weight, durability and low scrap value makes recycling polystyrene less cost-ef... Read More »