These 12 ounce hot cups (Ecotainer brand) are made with paper that is elemental chlorine-free (we have not yet found these cups in paper that is totally chlorine free), and they are coated on the inside with polylactic acid (PLA), which is made from agricultural crops such as corn and potatoes. They are fully biodegradable and compostable. There are no animal or petrochemical ingredients in the cups. White and light mint green color, with leaf design. For use with cold or hot (eg, boiling) liquids. Case of 1000 (20 packs of 50). Eco Categories: Biodegradable, agriculturally based, less toxic, reuseable.