QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report




Buy a Classified Ad


Editorial Calendars


Circulation Data






Date Book


Bookmark this site

Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011, Posted On: 5/20/2011

Pepsi Ships Compostable Fountain Cups

Emily Jed
PepsiCo, Pepsi, compostable cups, foodservice cups, food service, Wow Our Cups are Fully Recyclable, green cups, vending machine business, Earth 911

Pepsi Compostable Cup

PURCHASE, NY -- PepsiCo said it has begun offering five types of recyclable and compostable cups to its foodservice customers in the United States.

The new offerings consist of fully recyclable clear plastic cups, including an rPET cup containing 20% post-consumer recycled content, as well as compostable paper and wax cups made with plant-based materials sourced from sustainably managed forests. Operators select the cup best suited to their locally available recycling and composting disposal facilities.

The Pepsi-branded cups communicate their environmental benefit, with graphics that state: "Wow, Our Cups are Fully Recyclable," or a similar message appropriate for the materials used. The cups also encourage consumers to visit Earth911.com for information on how to properly dispose of materials in their local communities.

PepsiCo introduced the "green" cups in response to growing demand for eco-friendly beverage packaging, particularly among college and university students. The beverage giant's research found that 94% of consumers are concerned about the environmental effects of beverage packaging, and 60% of Millennials and Gen-Xers would be willing to pay slightly more for recycled beverage packaging that's better for the environment.

PepsiCo Inc. unveiled its 100% recyclable PET bottle, made entirely of plant material, this spring and plans to pilot its production in 2012. | SEE STORY

Rival Coca-Cola Co. currently makes a bottle composed of 30% plant-based materials. | SEE STORY

Topic: Coffee Service News

  • Coffee And Tea Pros Discuss Booming Hot-Drink Market In Today's Workplace
  • Keurig Says An Increasing Number Of K-Cups Are Recyclable
  • Single Cup Coffee's Torani K-Cups Win Canadian Product Of The Year Award
  • New Mars Drinks, LinkedIn Study Finds Half Of Workers Would Not Recommend Their Company To Job Seekers
  • Wolfgang Puck Coffee Extends 'Compostability' To Single-Serve Packaging

Copyright © 2016 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570