Asia Pulp Paper
One of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), based in Indonesia, launched a 100-percent biodegradable cup for hot and cold beverages this week at the Gulfood Manufacturing food and beverage trade show in Dubai.
The Foopak Bio Natura Cup uses an aqueous coating as an alternative to polyethylene liners that can add to plastic pollution. This project was driven by global concerns for managing waste and the changing needs of customers and consumers, Beverage Daily reported.
“Biodegradability and compostability are particularly relevant issues, especially in countries where the mindset and infrastructure of recycling is still developing,” said Andika Roemin, senior vice president for APP in the Middle East and North Africa.
“The Circular Economy is about being as efficient with resources as possible and ensuring through packaging and material design that waste is minimal. The Foopak Bio Natura Cup is a good example of this type of thinking.”