First All-Natural Hot Beverage Cup Made from Corn-Based Bioplastic
"Consumers will notice no difference as they enjoy coffee with this cup -- but the environment will...It's the first in what will be a series of “ecotainer” products that reflect our company’s concern for the environmental footprint we leave behind."
- Austin Lance, vice president and general manager of International Paper's foodservice division
Waterbury, VT - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and International Paper have teamed to launch the only all-natural paper hot beverage cup available in consumer outlets throughout the U.S.
A conventional cup is lined with a petroleum-based plastic to prevent leaking. The new cup is lined with a bio-plastic made from a renewable resource -- corn. After use, and under the proper conditions, it will break down into water, carbon dioxide and organic matter.