Cup ‘o’ Java To be More Green

With the green movement spilling light into all the corners of consumerism, the cup of coffee has undergone a lot of scrutiny.

First came the shift from styrofoam to disposable paper coffee cups. But what to do about those darned lids? Made of thin plastic, they can’t be recycled or even reused very well.

A Boulder, Colorado company seems to have created a solution.

Eco-Products, Inc. has created the world’s first commercially compostable coffee cup lid. Made from a biopolymer by NatureWorks, LLC., this amazing lid will premier in April. Paired with a biodegradable hot cup, it will create a complete compostable hot cup system.

Submitted to the Biodegradable Products Institute for certification, Eco-Products’ new lid can hold hot liquid up to 220 degrees and will biodegrade within 90 to 120 days at a commercial composting facility.

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