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New foam, post-consumer recycled content cup launches

Pactiv’s EarthChoice cup uses up to 25%post-consumer recycled content

February 19, 2014

Post-Consumer Recycled Material Pactiv LLC (, the leader in foodservice packaging, has added a new line of foam cups to its EarthChoice® portfolio. The new foam cup is made with up to 25% Post-Consumer Recycled Content material.

The first in the foodservice industry, these cups provide a cost-effective alternative to sustainable cups. The new cups incorporate up to 25% post-consumer recycled content, which is material that has been used by consumers, diverted from landfills and manufacturedinto new products. Plus, the new cup design conveys a high quality image and provides excellent performance.

“At Pactiv we are committed to innovation that meets our customer needs. There is a high market demand for environmental products at a competitive cost. The new Earthchoice Foam Cups are an industry first and address those needs head-on,” says Craig Cappel, vice president of innovation and business development, Pactiv LLC.

Perfect for restaurants, convenience stores and other foodservice to go applications, these cups areavailable in 8, 12, 16 and 20-ounce sizes and provide big benefits:

Feature Benefit
  Post-consumer recycled material Reduces plastic useage
EarthChoice logo message Visual reinforces recycled content
Superior lid fit Leak resistant seal
Embossed rim design Updated modern aesthetic
Insulates food Keeps items for perfect temp
Optimized cube utilization packs Efficient, cost saving shopping

 Pactiv’s EarthChoice products are manufactured in the U.S., which lessens the environmental impact from transportation and distribution. And Pactiv customers can combine their EarthChoice selections with other Pactiv products for optimal truck loading. 

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