Paper Greats Sustainability Facts

Because both you and the planet are worth more than good.

 
The Great Plate
The Great Plate is made from Kraft paperboard which is a reusable, recyclable substrate. It is made in the USA from renewable resources. Our paperboard contains at least 18% recycled wood fiber content and is manufactured by a totally chlorine-free process which consumes less raw material and water. Our manufacturer is SFI certified which verifies it buys wood and paper products from a responsible source, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit for chain of custody authenticity. Our fully recyclable great plate uses vegetable and water-based inks and coatings without solvent or UV chemicals. Our manufacturer is AIB (American Institute of Baking) certified. This is a globally recognized food safety certification with audits backed by over 60 years of experience in food safety. This allows us to meet the industry best practice and strict regulatory requirements, including the FDA guidelines for direct food contact. Our product is Cedar Grove Accepted for compostability and is also BPI certified showing it has passed extensive environmental testing for biodegradation, disintegration, and phytotoxicity.
 
The Nish Dish
The Nish Dish is made premium Kraft paperboard. It is in the USA from renewable resources. Our paperboard contains at least 18% recycled wood fiber content, is fully recyclable, and is Cedar Grove Accepted for compostability. Our manufacturer is SFI certified which verifies it buys wood and paper products from a responsible source, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit for chain of custody authenticity. THe Nish Dish uses vegetable and water-based inks and coatings without solvent or UV chemicals. Our manufacturer is AIB (American Institute of Baking) certified. This is a globally recognized food safety certification with audits backed by over 60 years of experience in food safety. This allows us to meet the industry best practice and strict regulatory requirements, including the FDA guidelines for direct food contact. 
 
The Cups (includes cup, sleeve, lid)
Our ECO/compostable cups are made from virgin paper that is coated with a PLA (polylactic acid) lining which can be composted where facilities exist. They are made with a PLA lining as opposed to a PET lining. Our cups single-walled and hold 16 oz.  The paper sleeve is fully recyclable and made from recycled kraftboard. The colored lids are made from PP5, a recyclable thermoplastic.
Paper Greats also cares about sipping responsibly and is a partner with TerraCycle, a global leader in recycling, to ensure its paper cups do not end up in landfills. Through the recently launched envelope recycling program, consumers request a pre-paid recycling envelope, fill the envelope with Paper Greats paper cup trash and send the refuse back to be properly processed. MORE DETAILS ON THIS PROGRAM TO FOLLOW

Please note our lids can also be recycled with the Gimme 5 Program.
 
The Notepads 
Our manufacturer uses best practices for paper production, is Forestry Stewardship Certified (FSC) and uses predominantly recycled and post-consumer papers. Our paper is made from 70 lb. enviro-blend paper stock with a recycled chipboard backing .All acid free and entirely recyclable. The glue is a wheat based padding glue and it is all acid free and entirely recyclable. Made in North America.
 
The Notebooks 
Our 44-page notebooks are fully recyclable. The interior is made of 15% recycled paper and and is FSC certified. The exterior paper is made out of 100% recycled paper and is FSC is certified.
 
The Reversible Placemats 
Our placemats are made in the USA. The 70 lb. paper is uncoated and  from sustainable sources.