California-based manufacturer World Centric has announced the addition of tree-free paper cold cups to its NoTree collection of 100% compostable hot cups and bowls for the foodservice industry.
The new cold cups are made from sustainably-sourced bamboo paper that provides a high quality, environmentally friendly alternative to cold cups made from wood paper and petroleum plastic.
Available nationwide in September, the NoTree cold cup line includes 12, 16 and 22 ounce cup sizes that conform to ASTM D6400 Standard for compostability, are BPI Certified and meet FDA guidelines for food use.
The products are available in natural tan color, a continued step by World Centric to remove bleaching from the manufacturing process, and will compost in 3-6 months in a commercial composting system.
Bio-based lining inside and out that prevents leaking and condensation accumulation, while the cup fits seamlessly with World Centric plastic lids created from Ingeo certified compostable plastic.
Mark Stephany, World Centric’s senior vice president of sales, said: “We’re proud to be a market leader in creating innovative, sustainable products for the food service industry, while reducing our use of paper made from trees.
“Our new cold cup collection gives restaurants and other food service providers an alternative that is better for the environment, and meets consumer demand for more sustainable practices.”
The new NoTree cold cups join the company’s existing family of plates, utensils and other plant-based, certified compostable foodservice ware available throughout North America.