June 13, 2005
Fabri-Kal recently completed the Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI) certification process for its Greenware line of 100% compostable plastics drink cups. The BPI certification states that approved products meet stringent, scientifically based compostable specifications and are manufactured to decompose quickly, completely and safely. The BPI and US Composting Council (USCC) use American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications to approve products for their “Compostable Logo” effort.
Greenware cups, manufactured by Fabri-Kal, join a growing list of approved foodservice items that are 100% compostable. The Greenware cup line, made from NatureWorks® PLA, consists of seven popular sizes ranging from 7 to 24 ounces, with lids to match.
“The BPI certification reinforces Fabri-Kal’s commitment to launching pioneering products” remarks John Kittredge, Assistant to the President of Fabri-Kal. “We believe Greenware will differentiate our customers from their competition by demonstrating environmental leadership.
In conjunction with the BPI certification, Fabri-Kal has launched a new website promoting the Greenware line. Accessible from their homepage at f-k.com, the new site takes users through the process of PLA production, introduces them to Greenware products and has movies available to watch the forming take place. Other resources available include a composting facility locator, Greenware composting flyer and electronic brochures.
The Biodegradable Plastics Institute is a multi-stakeholder association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use, and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials via composting. Additional information may be found at www.bpiworld.org.
The Fabri-Kal Corporation, headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, is a world class, private thermo-former of custom plastic packaging and foodservice products servicing the food, beverage and consumer products markets. Fabri-Kal celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2000 and may be found online at www.f-k.com