About Us

Our Mission
Time is running out. If we don’t make the changes our planet so desperately needs then who will?
Here in the UK we’ve seen a massive 86% drop in single-use plastic bags. Green Magpie are on a mission to reduce the consumption of more single-use plastic items like coffee cups and plastic food packaging.

Changing Habits
Less than 1% of plastic lined coffee cups are recycled and 2.5 billion of them go to landfill every year in the UK. We need to change our habits to save our planet. Reusable coffee cups and lunchboxes are a good start to cutting back on single-use plastic.

Why is Plastic a Problem?
Petroleum based plastic like the polyurethane used to line paper coffee cups does not biodegrade into a natural substance like soil. Instead it degrades into small pieces releasing toxic chemicals which poison our water and wildlife and cause us serious health problems. Styrofoam cups never degrade.
We have to drastically reduce our single-use.

Why Bamboo?
Bamboo fibre is a fast growing, sustainable resource. It’s naturally sterile too so all of our bamboo products are taste free and odour neutral. Even our lids are made from bamboo fibre rather than silicon which can taste and smell after use.
All of our products are dishwasher safe (although it’s best to wash our wooden lunchbox lids by hand). They are BPA and phthalate free and should last for years if looked after with care.

Are BambooCup's Safe?
Absolutely! BambooCup by chic.mic was recently tested as the number one choice in a safety test of 12 bamboo cup brands by Stiftung Warentest. In their words:

"The Chicmic BambooCup is the only bamboo cup [of the twelve tested]
that has no pollutant problem and does not raise false hopes."

EU Standards 10/2011 and 1935/2004 contain test limits that must be met in order for products like cups, plates and bowls containing these compounds to be certified as safe.  To ensure these values are met, BambooCup is rigorously safety tested by our factory, independently by TÜV Rheinland and randomly by the German government. Tests of BambooCup by chic.mic score up to 75% lower than the maximum safety limits set by the authorities and Stiftung Warentest found  'good pollutant' (2,2) and 'satisfactory declaration' results (3,5).