We’ve been asking #WhatAboutTheCup to shed light on the paper cup recyclability issue. Now it's time to talk solutions.

When it comes to disposable coffee cups, one paper-thin layer of plastic poses a massive barrier to recyclability — one that creates millions of pounds of landfill waste each year.

BASF has the long-awaited answer to the paper cup recyclability problem. It gives converters the ability to produce inventory on demand, create their own boards, and reuse waste to reduce landfill costs. It lets brand owners keep their promises to consumers.

Repulpability refers to the ability to convert paper back into pulp, whereas recyclability is more generally about the capability of being processed into new paper or paperboard.

Now formulators can use JONCRYL HPB 4010 and JONCRYL HPB 4030 to create repulpable and recyclable packaging according to the FBA voluntary standard for corrugated boxes, internal lab testing, and third-party industrial testing. Repulpability and recyclability depend on your process, product, and polymer of choice, so contact a BASF expert to understand your options.

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