Paper Coffee Cups
​ Engineered for Recyclability

Contact us today to discuss  how reCUPs can be used in support of your sustainable packaging initiatives.


Did you know paper cups do not get recycled?

Smart Planet Technologies has 

received the 2017 GREEN ARROW AWARD from the California Product Stewardship Council for the reCUP!

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You may be surprised to find out that paper cups are not being recycled, even when you place your paper cup in the recycling bin.  Why?  Traditional paper cups have an interior plastic coating that is too difficult for recyclers to process through their paper recycling equipment.  As a result, recyclers remove paper cups from the recycling stream and 15 billion paper coffee cups are sent to US landfills each year.


Rather than expecting the recycling industry to recycle traditional paper cup materials that currently have little or no value, we've created the reCUP, a new type of paper cup that's produced using an innovative barrier coating called EarthCoating. EarthCoating does not interfere in the recycling process which means reCUPs become a valuable material to collect, and therefore profitable to recycle. Keeping in mind that paper cups may not be collected in your area, making use of reCUPs is a great first step in support of your sustainable packaging initiatives.

The reCUPs look the same, work the same, and are made the same way as traditional plastic-coated paper cups with the only exception being that we've changed the coating formulation so the cups become worth collecting in the eyes of the paper recycling industry.   

Change the coating, and create valuable materials for the recycling industry.

The reCUP is engineered to be recyclable if empty, but may not be collected for recycling in your area. Please check with your local community and work with us to get all communities to collect and recycle the reCUP.


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