Product News: Green & Clean

Foam Cup uses post-consumer recycled content.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 09, 2014 - Made with up to 25% post-consumer recycled content to cut plastic usage, EarthChoice® Foam Cup is suited for restaurants, convenience stores, and other foodservice to-go applications. Cup features leak-resistant seal and can keep items hot or cold. Available in 8, 12, 16, and 20 oz sizes, cup includes EarthChoice® logo, which visually reinforces recycled content message.

Original Press Release

Pactiv Launches New EarthChoice® Foam Cup

Press release date: Jan 07, 2014

Made With Up To 25 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Content

LAKE FOREST, Ill., -- Pactiv LLC, the leader in foodservice packaging, has added a new line of foam cups to its EarthChoice® portfolio. The new foam cup is made with up to 25 percent Post-Consumer Recycled Content material.

The first in the foodservice industry, these cups provide a cost-effective alternative to sustainable cups. The new cups incorporate up to 25 percent post-consumer recycled content, which is material that has been used by consumers, diverted from landfills and manufactured into new products. Plus, the new cup design conveys a high quality image and provides excellent performance.

"At Pactiv we are committed to innovation that meets our customer needs. There is a high market demand for environmental products at a competitive cost. The new EarthChoice® Foam Cups are an industry first and address those needs head-on."

Craig Cappel, Vice President of Innovation and Business Development, Pactiv LLC

Perfect for restaurants, convenience stores and other foodservice to go applications, these cups are available in 8, 12, 16 and 20 oz. sizes and provide big benefits:
Feature Benefit
- Post-Consumer Recycled Material Reduces plastic usage
 - EarthChoice(R) Logo Visual reinforces recycled content message
- Superior Lid Fit Leak resistant seal
 - Embossed Rim Design Updated modern aesthetic
- Insulates Food Keeps items the perfect temp, hot or cold
- Optimized Cube Utilization Packs Efficient, cost saving shipping
Pactiv's EarthChoice® products are manufactured in the U.S., which lessens the environmental impact from transportation and distribution. And Pactiv customers can combine their EarthChoice® selections with other Pactiv products for optimal truck loading.

For more information visit or call 1-800-476-4300.

About Pactiv LLC
Pactiv is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of food packaging and foodservice products, supplying packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice outlets across North America. From the world headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, Pactiv oversees global operations of more than 11,000 employees at more than 50 manufacturing plants, mixing centers and distribution centers.

Media Contact:
Tori Berndt
Pactiv Communications Manager
cell: 224-300-8546