6 February 2014
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) company United Airlines said it is introducing a new, eco-friendly coffee cup to its United Club beverage service beginning this month and on United flights beginning mid-March.
The insulating InCycle cup, manufactured by Washington-based technology company MicroGREEN, is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. The InCycle cup will replace the non-recyclable Styrofoam hot beverage cups the airline currently uses.
Through MicroGREEN´s technology, four and a half InCycle cups are made from a single recycled water bottle in a waterless, additive-free recycling process. The cup is also insulated, which further reduces waste by eliminating the need for a sleeve.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. For more information, visit united.com.