GreenStripe® products are renewable and compostable, while BlueStripe™ products are made with recycled content.
Which line is right for you? It depends on a combination of what is important to you and what your access to recycling and composting looks like. The beauty of both platforms is that the materials themselves deliver an environmental advantage relative to traditional plastics, so you really can’t go wrong.
|GreenStripe® – Made from renewable resources||BlueStripe™ – Made from post-consumer recycled content|
|Polylactic Acid (PLA)||Post-Consumer Reycled PET (rPET)|
|Bagasse/Sugarcane||Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF)|
|Plant Starch||Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene (rPS)|
|Great choice for a wide range of items||BlueStripe™ products perform just like regular plastic products|
|Not always hot food friendly||Perform well with hot foods|
|Look for the hot or cold icon to match the right products with your needs||Look for the hot or cold icon to match the right product with your needs|
|Environmental Benefits||Environmental Benefits|
|Made from renewable plant materials that can be grown again and again||Made from post-consumer recycled materials that have been used, recycled, and repurposed, meaning fewer virgin resources are required and less landfill waste is created|
|Not made from oil like traditional plastics||Making new products from recycled materials helps drive recycling markets and infrastructure|
|All GreenStripe® products except Plant Starch Cutlery are compostable, which means they can be returned to the soil to help plants grow||BlueStripe™ plastic products are not recyclable in a majority of communities, though check with yours to find out what they’ll accept|
|Compostable GreenStripe® products are BPI certified compostable and ASTM compliant||BlueStripe™ hot cups are not recyclable|