Solo, StalkMarket Launch Compostable Hot Drink Cups

Solo, StalkMarket Launch Compostable Hot Drink Cups

Foodservice product providers Solo Cup Co. and StalkMarket Products have each released compostable paper cups for use with hot liquids.

Solo's cup (shown above), lined with plant-based polylactic acid, is an addition to its Bare by Solo line, which also includes paper cups with 10 percent post-consumer recycled content, plastic cups made with 20 percent post-consumer recycled content and recyclable PET plastic cups.

Those are all part of Solo's foodservice offerings. It also has a consumer line of Bare products, which only includes recycled-content plastic cups and bamboo plates.

StalkMarket, which also sells sugarcane-based tableware and biopolymer-based cutlery, has added compostable paper cups and cup lids lined with Ingeo, NatureWorks' polylactic acid bioplastic. The cup and lid have been certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute.

Both Solo's and StalkMarket's cups are compostable only in commercial composting facilities.