Eco-Products introduces clear cold beverage cup made from 50% recycled PET bottles -- more than double the amount of recycled content currently available in a clear cold cup

BOULDER, Colorado , February 11, 2010 (press release) – 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 that our 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.

Eco-Products’ line of recycled content cold cups is ideal for the food service buyer looking for an affordable green option that delivers on performance (strength and heat tolerance) while decreasing the use of virgin plastic resources.

The new recycled content cups complement Eco-Products’ existing line of products made from both renewable resources and post-consumer recycled materials supplied nationwide to restaurants, hotels, events, sporting stadiums, national parks and corporate cafes.

The new cups are offered in 9-, 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-ounce sizes and are available for custom design and branding.

About Eco-Products Inc.

Eco-Products is the nation's leading brand 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 less energy to produce, emit less CO2 into the air and make diversion from landfills an option at end of life. Visit http://www.ecoproducts.com for more information.

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