The pros of paper cups are that they break down quicker than plastic, they are affordable, come in a range of colors, can be recycled, are light, cheap, can hold hot and cold liquids and won’t break when you drop them. The cons of paper cups are that they can have a thin plastic coating which needs a specialty recycling facility, are single use and are often packaged in plastic. http://www.nanwangpack.com/food-packaging/paper-cup/