(June 2012) Eco-Products Launches World's First Post-Consumer Recycled and Reusable Event Cup

39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival To See First Use

BOULDER, Colo. (June, 14 2012) – Eco-Products, the nation's leading brand of foodservice products made from renewable and recycled materials, is proud to announce the launch of the world's first reusable "event" cup made from post-consumer recycled content. The cup is made from 25% post-consumer recycled polypropylene and will see its first use next month at Planet Bluegrass's 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO, an event long known for its deep commitment to sustainability.

First Ever 25% Recycled Content Reusable & Recyclable Festival Cup

After the event in Telluride, these cups will see use at three other Planet Bluegrass events throughout the summer including the 40th Annual RockyGrass, the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and Yonder Mountain String Band's Kinfolk Celebration – all to take place at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO.

At all four events attendees will be instructed to either take the cups home for further use, or to deposit them in special bins where they will be collected and later recycled for use at next year's events.

"The potential for reuse is everywhere and we're always looking for smart solutions to lessen the impacts at our events," said Steve Szymanski, Vice-President of Planet Bluegrass. We're excited that Eco-Products wanted us to showcase this new cup at Telluride. I think it's a great product to encourage reuse and then ultimately closed loop recycling. I will say that many in our audience tend to hold on to the cups indefinitely as collectables though!"

"This is exciting for us on a number of levels," said Wendell Simonson, Director of Marketing for Eco-Products. "Reusable solutions have been on our radar for a long time. Combine that with post-consumer recycled content and the option to recycle, and you have a product that will help events of all shapes and sizes meet their sustainability goals."

The cup is available in a 16 ounce "tall" size for other events interested in moving to a recycled and reusable solution for beverages. Go to our Custom Printing page for more details.

About Eco-Products®, Inc.
Eco-Products is the nation's leading brand of single use foodservice products made from renewable and recycled resources. Their products are, relative to traditional counterparts, gentler on the environment because they require fewer virgin resources to produce, and make diversion from landfills an option upon disposal. Visit www.ecoproducts.com for more information.