Bakers Journal

Recycled content hot cup lids from Eco-Products

March 16, 2011
By Bakers Journal

March 16, 2011, Boulder, CO – Eco-Products is launching the EcoLid 25, a recycled content hot cup lid containing 25 per cent post-consumer recycled polystyrene.

There is usually twice the amount of plastic in a hot cup lid as there is in the lining of the average cup, making the EcoLid an important step toward saving some of the non-renewable resources that go into the billions of virgin polystyrene hot cup lids used in the United States every year.

“While most of the industry has been focused on sustainable alternatives for paper hot cups, the lids for those cups have largely been ignored,” said Luke Vernon, Eco-Products’ COO. “Eco-Products now has the only hot cup lid in the world that contains FDA-approved post-consumer recycled polystyrene, and that is the kind of industry-changing innovation that this company has become known for.”

The EcoLid 25 is made from recycled materials discarded by large retailers. This innovation was made possible through partnerships with NextLife, a leader in the collection and conversion of recycled materials, and LidWorks, a premier domestic thermoformer of high quality plastic lids.


“With this partnership, we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with recycled materials,” noted Vernon. “The EcoLid 25 is an important addition to our growing line of products made from the highest amounts of post-consumer recycled content available in the market today.”

Customers now have the option to select a complete recycled content hot cup and lid solution, pairing the EcoLid 25 with the company’s Evolution World line of 24 per cent post-consumer fiber hot cups, and their 90 per cent post-consumer fiber EcoGrip hot cup sleeve. The EcoLid 25 is available in white, black, and printed options in 8 oz and 10 to 24 oz sizes.

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