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FROM ECO FRIENDLY TO SUPPORTING NATURE

Vital green forests bring positivity to our lives. Keeping that special sparkle in our eyes we also keep our product range fresh. Together we can build the future for us.

KUPILKA LIFESPAN

The products are made from our natural fibre composite which favours the use of renewable energy sources. The wood for the material comes from the certified forests in Finland. Both the products and the material are manufactured in Finland using EKOenergy. Did you know that we were one of the first companies in the world to start using green electricity? The wide operating temperature of the product (-30 °C - 100 °C) together with the resistance of the material ensure a durable product for years to come. This also means a smaller carbon footprint. At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. KUPILKA packaging is made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled or burned.

 

Kupilka is dedicated to minimising carbon footprint.

According to a study conducted by an independent consultant, the carbon footprint of the manufacture of Kupilka products and Kareline natural fibre composite is zero (0 kg CO2-eq). The study was performed in accordance with the main principles of ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. The most popular product of the Kupilka range, Kupilka 21 cup and teaspoon in triangular packaging, was selected as the subject of the study.

 

How is it possible to achieve zero CO2 emissions?

1.                   All waste flows of the production phase are re-used.

2.                   Electricity used in the production is carbon neutral (EKOenergy).

3.                   Heating of the factory is performed using waste heat flows and carbon neutral electricity.

The carbon footprint is 0.23 kg CO2-eq when the raw material procurement and transportation processes, the manufacture of Kupilka product and the purchase of packaging materials (production and transport) are included in the calculation. Equally low carbon footprint is achieved by growing 1.2 kg of potatoes. The majority (over 65%) of the whole life cycle’s carbon footprint is caused by washing of the product. Kupilka recommends washing the products with consideration and using eco-friendly detergents.

 

TOGETHER

We think happy employees are better employees. We do our best to create a work environment where each employee can excel. From time to time the company organises physical exercises during work time to support health. For better team spirit, we have the tradition to organise events based on different occasions such as Christmas party, annual get-together outside the work place aswell as summer trips to various locations.

SUPPORTING THE SOCIETY

We believe that every company should do its part in giving back to the society. We have a long tradition in supporting the less fortunate around the globe through Plan International godchild sponsorship. At the moment, our godchild is from Honduras. We support events that encourage people to go outdoors with various competitions, for example Sleep The Night Out event organised by Suomen Latu. We also encourage kids to a more active life by sponsoring sports like Finnish baseball and local juvenile ice hockey practice. During the summer break, the company employs students in order to introduce them to work life – and naturally every employee gets paid for their work. The company also offers internships for students. Creating a good bond with the community has been in a key role ever since the company was established. Voluntary work, job opportunities, open doors’ day and supporting our community all play a crucial role in attaining a happy coexistence.

Can I warm up food or drink in the microwave using Kupilka?

To ensure the longevity of the dishes, we do not recommend putting them in the microwave, stove or open fire.

Can I cook food with Kupilka on open fire or in the stove?

To ensure the longevity of the dishes, we do not recommend putting them in the microwave, stove or open fire. At the end of the life span, the products can be incinerated for heat energy.

Can I put boiling hot drink or soup in Kupilka cup?

Yes. Kupilka dishware can withstand boiling hot water (+100°C) and sub-zero temperatures as cold as -30°C.

Are Kupilka products dishwasher safe?

Yes. The products can be washed by hand in the wild or in the dishwasher back home.

Can I drink alcohol from Kupilka cup?

Yes. You can enjoy any drink from Kupilka. The products do not absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks. 

Do I need to clean my Kupilka immediately after using it?

It is not necessary to clean up immediately. You decide when to clean.

Can I recycle the Kupilka products?

At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. Kindly note that country-specific requirements may vary.

Can I burn my Kupilka at the end of its life cycle?

At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. Kindly note that country-specific requirements may vary.

Is it safe to drink and eat food using Kupilka products?

Yes. Kupilka dishware complies with the requirements of the EC Regulation EC/1935/2004/EC §3 and EU Regulation EU No 10/2011 on materials and articles intending to come into contact with food.

Can I put Kupilka products in the freezer?

Yes. Kupilka dishware can withstand boiling hot water (+100°C) and sub-zero temperatures as cold as -30°C.

Have any harmful colours been used to dye the Kupilka dishware?

Kupilka products are dyed with colours that are approved for food contact. There is no coating that would wear off during use.

Are Kupilka products biodegradable?

Kupilka products are not biodegradable but they are designed for life, thus reducing the carbon footprint. At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use.

Are Kupilka products made of recycled material?

All materials are recycled within the Kupilka production site. To comply with the health and safety regulations, we do not use outsourced recycled materials. Instead, we use our very own Kareline® Natural Fibre Composite – eco-friendly cellulose fibres from certified Finnish forests reinforce the material with FDA approved polypropylene used as an adhesive (ratio: 50/50). Products from this material age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

Do Kupilka dishes absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks?

Kupilka products are insensitive to humidity, which means that they do not absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks.

Does my Kupilka have an expiry date?

There is no expiry date. Kupilka products are strong and durable with long life span. The products also age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

How to maintain my Kupilka?

Kupilka products are easy to maintain and do not need any special care. 

Can I have my Kupilka customised?

Yes. You can have a name with a maximum length of 11 characters lasermarked on the cups, bowls and knives. For logo engraving, please contact us at sales@kupilka.fi

Is it normal that my Kupilka has a wooden smell?

Yes. You can check how fresh the product is from its wooden scent – the stronger the scent, the newer the product! The smell will disappear after a few washes.

Can I paint on Kupilka products?

Yes. You can use for example quality acrylic paint to decorate the dishes. Remember to follow the instructions and ensure that the paint is completely cured before using the product.

Can I drill and sand Kupilka to customise the product?

Yes. You can drill and sand your Kupilka like a wooden product. Note that very high drilling temperatures might burn and melt the drilling hole.

Can I use metallic cutlery with Kupilka products?

Kupilka dishware will last longer if you use Kupilka cutlery from the same material. Products from this material age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

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