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.
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.
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.