Industry News | January 27, 2009

Solo Cup Company Adds to Its Eco-Friendly Offerings

Yesterday, Solo Cup Company announced the introduction of a new compostable paper hot cup lined with poly-lactic acid (PLA), a plant-based resin. Made from 100 percent renewable resource materials, the PLA hot cup is Solo’s newest addition to its Bare by Solo line of eco-forward single-use food-service products.

“We are committed to providing our customers with options for serving foods and beverages in a more environmentally sustainable way,” says Karin Wennerstrom, director of food-service product category management at Solo. “For food-service operators and distributors interested in compostable products, the PLA hot cup enables them to make the choice that is right for them with the level of performance they expect from Solo.”

The PLA hot cup, which is available globally, is compostable in commercial composting facilities. The cup is available in 8, 10, 12, 16, and 20 ounce sizes and is designed to be used with Solo’s market leading Traveler Lid for a perfect lid fit. The PLA hot cup comes in the stock Bare print or can be custom printed.

The PLA hot cup adds another compostable option to the Bare by Solo line of cups that already includes paper hot paper cups made with 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber, recyclable PET cold cups, and plastic cold cups made with 20 percent post-consumer recycled polyethylene (PET).

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