Eco-Products introduces carbon-neutral ZEROTM line of hot and cold cups, offers customers customized reports detailing life cycle impacts of purchases

BOULDER, Colorado , April 3, 2012 (press release) – Eco-Products®, the nation’s leading brand of foodservice products made from renewable resources and recycled content, is proud to announce “ZEROTM by Eco-Products”, a line of hot cups and cold cups whose carbon impacts have been measured and fully offset through a partnership with leading carbon offset provider Renewable Choice Energy.

“As for many companies that undertake LCA work, it has been eye-opening to see where in the supply chain our carbon impacts are the largest”

The carbon offsets for the ZERO™ line are informed by two years of product Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) work done by Eco-Products in an effort to better understand the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts associated with their complete product portfolio.

“As for many companies that undertake LCA work, it has been eye-opening to see where in the supply chain our carbon impacts are the largest,” said Claudia Capitini, Sustainability Maven for Eco-Products. “Now the really exciting work begins as we search for creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint across the entire business and empower our customers to use this information in their own efforts to quantify the impact their businesses have on the planet.”

“Eco-Products has long been a national leader in sustainability,” said Quayle Hodek, CEO of Renewable Choice Energy. “By measuring and offsetting the carbon impacts of their new Zero™ line of cups, Eco-Products is setting an even higher bar for environmental responsibility.”

Eco-Products is now offering customers the ability to receive customized reports detailing the life cycle impacts of their purchases, enabling Universities, Hospitals, Corporate Campuses, and others to understand the true environmental impacts associated with their foodservice packaging. For more information on these reports and all things related to the impact assessment at Eco-Products please visit: http://www.ecoproducts.com/impact_assessment.html

The Zero™ Line is another addition to the company’s GreenStripe® family of products made from 100% renewable resources; both the hot cup and cold cup meet ASTM standards for compostability.


About Eco-Products®, Inc.

Eco-Products is the nation's leading brand of single use foodservice products made from renewable and recycled resources. Their products are, relative to traditional counterparts, gentler on the environment because they require fewer virgin resources to produce, and make diversion from landfills an option upon disposal. Visit www.ecoproducts.com for more information.

About Renewable Choice Energy

Founded in 2001, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy helps establish clients as leaders in their industry by supporting sustainability initiatives that increase transparency, reduce risk, lower costs, leverage competitive advantage and improve stakeholder relations. Visit www.renewablechoice.com for more information.

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