Industry News | October 5, 2009

New Coffee Cups, Sleeves Boast Recycled Fiber

International Paper launched the newest line in its family of environmentally focused foodservice products at Coffee Fest in Seattle. With an average of 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber (PCF), the new line offers another choice for customers to meet sustainability goals.

“The launch of our new post-consumer fiber product line is another milestone in our ongoing quest to provide our customers with environmentally friendly solutions,” says Austin Lance, International Paper’s vice president for foodservice business.

The PCF product line includes two products: a paper hot cup and kraft sleeve called the Cup Buddy.

The new single-use, PCF paper hot cup is made with at least 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. Additional fiber used in the hot cup comes from responsibly managed forests and meets the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards. The cups come in three sizes—12-ounce, 16-ounce, and 20-ounce—with a common lid for all three cup sizes. The cups are available in a stock design, Renew World, or can be customized to meet customer needs.

The Cup Buddy kraft sleeve is made from 100 percent recycled fiber, with an average minimum of 60 percent post-consumer fiber.

The PCF hot cups are made at the IP Foodservice facility in Visalia, California, and Cup Buddy sleeves are produced at the IP Foodservice facility in Kenton, Ohio. Both products can be recycled, depending on local facilities.

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