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Repurpose® Compostables insulated hot cup wins 1st Prize at SCAA and Coffee Fest Chicago.

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Repurpose® Compostables, a manufacturer of premium, high quality food service products, based in Los Angeles, is pleased to announce today that their exciting new insulated hot cup took top prize at The Specialty Coffee Association of America annual show in Houston as well as the Coffee Fest show in Chicago. The cup won First Prize for most Innovative New Product at Coffee Fest in February and won First Prize for Best New Product in the Sustainability category at SCAA in May.


The insulated technology behind the Repurpose® insulated hot cup keeps hot beverages warmer for longer, and prevents heat from escaping the cup, protecting the user and creating a more comfortable feel with only one product. No more double cupping. No more sleeves. The revolutionary new cup uses 65% less CO2 than a traditional cup to produce, and can be composted in 90 days. Traditional insulated cups are made by adding additional layers of paper; however, the Repurpose® insulated hot cup does the same with our patented insulation material on a single wall cup. This high quality food service product finally offers the greenest possible alternative to Styrofoam and non-compostable insulated cups.


“We are thrilled to continue to be recognized by the coffee industry for our new cup,” said Lauren Gropper, Chief Executive Officer of Repurpose Compostables. “This product is not only green and has a sleek design and feel but also performs amazingly well and it is exciting to continue to show that to our community.”


Repurpose products are made from plants, not petroleum, using Ingeo™ resin and meet ASTM 6400 compostability standards. Founded in 2009, Repurpose®Compostables offers a line of high quality, compostable food service products for businesses and consumers with a focus on premium and innovative products that reinvent the way people look at food service. Repurpose also offers custom products solutions in every category. Our mission is to educate the public about the problems of continuing to use petroleum based plastic products and offer renewable, plant based, compostable alternatives. Additionally, Repurpose works with businesses, municipalities, and individuals to retrofit any traditionally plastic based product with a bioplastic alternative at competitive prices. Find out more



For more information contact:

Corey Scholibo

CMO Repurpose Compostables


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