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Eco-Products® Selects Nextlife's Resin to Develop 100% Recycled Hot Cup Lids & Cutlery

SpecialChem / Aug 15, 2011

Nextlife worked with one of the food service sustainability leaders Eco- Products® to produce resin for their industry first EcoLid® 25 lids for hot beverage cups and their revolutionary new 100% Post-Consumer recycled resin Cutlery line. These products are available to restaurants, businesses and consumers seeking to become more sustainable and introduce green products into their venues and homes.

"Helping customers achieve their sustainability goals is paramount to our success. Allowing businesses to reduce their environmental footprint utilizing the world's first 100% Post-Consumer recycled content food service ware manufactured from Nextlife's FDA approved sustainable resins clearly demonstrates Eco-Products' leadership with products made from renewable and recycled content sources."

"Given that there is more than twice the plastic in a coffee cup lid versus a standard coffee cup, we worked with Nextlife to tackle that challenge. We developed the world's first hot cup lid with Post-Consumer recycled content to complement our industry leading 24% Post-Consumer recycled content Coffee Cups and provide the only hot cup solution with recycled content in all its parts," said Wendell Simonson, Eco-Products' Director of Marketing. "The way we manufacture the cutlery line allows us to use 100% Post-Consumer recycled content in those items and get the same strength as standard cutlery made from oil, something never before accomplished with this kind of resin," Simonson added.

Nextlife is proud to be reducing the amount of exported Post-Consumer plastic by manufacturing waste into sustainable resins in Frankfort, Kentucky. This partnership between two industries leaders provides new opportunities for businesses to explore sustainable food service options made with recycled content.

About Nextlife™

Nextlife™ is a manufacturer of sustainable plastic resins. Their high performance re-engineered sustainable resins can be customized for use in a wide variety of applications, including consumer products. The carbon footprint of a Nextlife resin is 70 percent less than that of a virgin resin, helping businesses create high-quality green products that are attractive to consumers.

About Eco-Products®

Eco-Products® is one of the nation's leading brands of single-use food service products made from renewable and recycled resources. Its products are, relative to their traditional counterparts, gentler on the environment because they require fewer virgin resources to produce, and make diversion from landfills and option at end of life.

Source: Nextlife™


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