Eco-Products Expands Spectrum of Green
Packaging Options with FDA-approved Cups
Made from 50 Percent Recycled PET Bottles
Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing to be First Customer
February 11, 2010 10:18 AM Eastern Time
BOULDER, Colo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Eco-Products, the nation’s leading brand of single-use food
service products made from renewable and recycled resources, today announced the introduction of a clear cold
beverage cup made from 50 percent recycled PET bottles – more than double the amount of recycled content
currently available in a clear cold cup. Seizing the opportunity for a greener option than virgin PET (a thermoplastic
polymer used to make containers carrying the #1 resin identification code), Colorado-based New Belgium Brewery
will be the first customer to use the new recycled content cups.
An Eco-Products customer since 2005, New Belgium was an early adopter of compostable cups for their events,
but like many of Eco-Products’ clients, the brewery supplements its compostable cup use with conventional plastic
products where waste diversion through composting is not available.
“Using recycled content cups from Eco-Products will allow us to cut our use of virgin plastic, specific to festival
cups, in half,” said Bryan Simpson, director of media relations at New Belgium Brewery. “Sustainability challenges
often require more than one solution, and we look forward to putting these new cups to use where the collection of
our compostable cups is not available. This is an important part of our ongoing effort to limit the environmental
impact of our operations and events,” Simpson said.
"What we are finding is thatour customers need multiple options when it comes to reaching their sustainability goals
for food service," said Bob King, CEO of Eco-Products. "The launch of this new cup is another step toward our
goal of offering complete solutions in the form of products made from both renewable resources, as well as recycled
content," King explained.