BioPak have added the ecotainer compostable coffee cups to their range of biodegradable food service items.
The ecotainer packaging is a new product line that provides an environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional foodservice disposables.
Made from renewable resources, sustainable wood fibber and corn, ecotainer packaging reduces environmental impact while providing all the functionality of traditional packaging.
The technology used in the ecotainer compostable coffee cups is a corn-based polylactic acid resin from NatureWorks LLC, which is modified by DaniMer Scientific to create a new material that can be applied to paperboard to create a water-resistant barrier. This new material replaces the petrochemical plastic used in standard cups today.
The fibre used to produce the ecotainer compostable coffee cups meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards. The ecotainer compostable coffee cup will decompose within 180 days if disposed of in an industrial compost facility.
The ecotainer compostable coffee cups are available from BioPak in 8, 12 and 16 ounce sizes.