Coated paperboard cup first to display
Cereplast, Inc., MeadWestvaco Corporation, and
Solo Cup Company announced that MeadWestvaco is completing development
of a fully renewable and biodegradable extrusion-coated paperboard
product made with Cereplast bio-resins that Solo can manufacture
Plastic coating for laminated paper and food service
packaging has been produced from petroleum-based resins. The Cereplast
coating, with a heat resistance of 220° (F), will be used to
replace petroleum-based coatings in MeadWestvaco’s laminated
paper products manufactured for Solo.
Solo will be able to produce cups and other paper
goods made from renewable resources that are suitable for composting
in an industrial facility. Initial targets include the growing number
of cafeterias and foodservice operations that divert their organic
wastes to composting facilities.
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) has
granted MeadWestvaco and Cereplast the first-ever use of its logo
for coated paperboard (including corrugated cardboard) with thicknesses
of 4.6 pt to 32 pt. Products bearing the logo biodegrade quickly,
completely and safely without leaving any plastic residue.