United Airlines introduces fully recyclable hot beverage cups

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.

0saves
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress