The Ecoffee Cup base material is made from natural, organic bamboo fibre combined with corn flour to form a paste which is then mixed with a resin created from amino acids. It is this resin that bonds everything together and it also allows the mix to break down in the environment. When plant fibre is put into warm, damp conditions, like a compost heap or buried in the ground, the resin will start to break down. This in-turn allows the fibres to break down, eventually the product will fully biodegrade away. Unlike conventional plastic This process will usually take around 2 to 3 years depending on environmental conditions.