Florida's Nextlife to provide recycled resin to food service supplier Eco-Products for manufacture of its EcoLid 25 lids for hot beverage cups and new cutlery line made from 100% post-consumer recycled resin

BOCA RATON, Florida , August 1, 2011 (press release) – What do Eco-Products®, Nextlife™ and local wildlife have in common? An interest in preserving the environment and reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste. Nextlife™ is proud to work with foodservice sustainability leader 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.

“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”, said Robert Dishman, Executive Vice President of Nextlife.

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 industry 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. For more information, please visit www.Nextlife.com.

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 fewer virgin resources to produce, and make diversion from landfills an option at end of life. Visit www.ecoproducts.com for more information.

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