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GreenStripe® vs. BlueStripe™

Almost all of our products have environmental benefits (we're working on making it "all"), but it can be confusing to choose the right items for you.

To simplify things, we've color coded our product lines to help you. 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
DesignDesign
If you're going green, you want people to know about it Recycled content products make it easy to share your environmental statement with the world
We design our products to look cool while promoting their environmental attributes

MaterialsMaterials
Polylactic Acid (PLA) Post-Consumer Reycled PET (rPET)
Bagasse/Sugarcane Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF)
Plant Starch Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene (rPS)

PerformancePerformance
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 BenefitsEnvironmental 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

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