Greenware® Cold‐Drink Cups, Lids and Portion Cups Awarded USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Fabri‐Kal is proud to announce their Greenware® cold drink cups,lids and portion cups have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Greenware® products are made entirely from plants, not petroleum, and are USDA certified as containing 100 percent biobased carbon content.
Kalamazoo, Mich. (June 16, 2011) – Fabri-Kal is proud to announce their Greenware® cold drink cups, lids and portion cups have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Greenware® products are made entirely from plants, not petroleum, and are USDA certified as containing 100 percent biobased carbon content. Greenware® products are made with Ingeo™ biopolymer (PLA), which received USDA Biobased Product Label certification in April of this year.
In addition to providing technologically and environmentally advanced packaging solutions, Fabri-Kal is committed to producing domestic goods. All Greenware® products are made in the USA from plant sources that are domestically-grown and annually renewable as well as 100 percent compostable in actively managed municipal or industrial facilities, where available.
“Greenware® products were the first made-in-the-USA, 100 percent biobased cold-drink cups and portion cups made from Ingeo™ biopolymer. We are proud to receive the USDA BioPreferred™ program certification for Greenware® cold-drink cups, portion cups and lids,” said Fabri-Kal President Mike Roeder. “Innovation and commitment to the environment are key objectives that drive our business. We’re confident the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label will serve as a credible and trusted symbol for consumers by identifying biobased products that have undergone a robust third party certification to validate the claims.” Under the USDA BioPreferred™ program, products are labeled “biobased” if they are composed wholly or significantly of biological ingredients, such as renewable plant material. The fundamental goals of the USDA BioPreferred™ program include spurring the development of the biobased industrial base to meet sustainability goals, enhancing energy security by substituting biobased products – such as Greenware® cold-drink cups, lids and portion cups – for petroleum-based products and promoting eco-friendly products to reduce environmental impact.Amy Ullsperger, All rights Reserved. Written For: DSR Sales Support Blog