An unparalled achievement in sustainability has been reached as UK’s reCUP recyclable paper cup with EarthCoating, has been awarded the highest possible, “Category AAA Recyclable” certification per The Green Dot (Der Grune Punkt) recycling standards. In addition, the paper cups are classified for recycling compatibility and collection streams alongside premium uncoated paper grades such as office paper. The Green Dot recognizes standards for recyclability claims in 31 countries including the UK and Ireland.
As global demand for increased recycling rates and plastic reduction in single use packaging continues to grow, US-based restaurants and coffeehouses are doing their part for the environment by adopting the reCUP® recyclable paper cup and other recyclable paperboard foodservice products, made with EarthCoating® barrier coating. The most recent are Muscle Maker Grill with 40 locations, and Pie-Not with two locations.
As global demand for a sustainable solution in paper cup waste continues to rise, Canary Wharf Group in London, England has decided to conduct trials for a paper cup made with EarthCoating® which is said to use 43% less plastic than traditional paper cups and be easily pulped into recycled paper using conventional paper recycling equipment.
Green Bay Packaging, Coated Label Products has entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies to produce EarthLabel™ stock using EarthCoating® technology for a wide range of label applications in North America.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, July 25, 2018— As the surf kicks up for the US Open of Surfing, across the street, Pacific City retail development will be kicking up the first wave of a paper cup recycling program for Southern California and the nation.
Traditionally, paper cups have typically been sent to landfill, because the inner lining of plastic is not designed to process through paper recycling equipment.