EU law requires products to biodegrade 90% within 6 months to be considered as “biodegradable”. For consumer durable products such as Ecoffee Cup, this is simply not achievable. Despite what some of our less-than-transparent competitors may claim, without exception, there is no re-usable cup on the market that currently meets this standard. However, Ecoffee Cup is degradable over a period longer than 6 months – and since it is made from natural materials, it is not toxic to the planet when composted. Given the correct atmospheric conditions, the cup should biodegrade over 24 – 36 months.