LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just in time for Earth Day, Repurpose announces today that its innovative, sustainable, durable, single-use, eco-insulated hot cups made exclusively from plants are now available for purchase at Safeway stores nationwide. This is in addition to the new distribution in key Albertsons divisions, Repurpose announced this month.
“For those looking for affordable, single-use, disposable cups, Repurpose offers the greenest possible alternative to Styrofoam, plastic or paper cups,” says CEO Lauren Gropper. “Studies show 78 percent of Americans will buy green products if they can find them on shelves and if the products are the same quality and price as their non-sustainable competitors. We are thrilled to have Repurpose’s superior, plant-based hot cups available at Safeway at the best price.”
Repurpose’s durable hot cups and lids are made from corn, sugar and other plant materials, all of which are annually-renewable resources. And unlike traditional plastic or even paper items, Repurpose cups are 100% compostable in an industrial composter in 90 days, which means they can return to our planet’s soil in a closed-loop system. They are also BPA-free, chlorine-free, petroleum-free and use only soy-based inks.
Making this better choice doesn’t mean sacrificing durability or functionality. Inventive eco-insulation ensures one Repurpose cup is all you’ll need to keep your beverage hot—and not your hands; plus there’s no Styrofoam or petroleum-based liner, so all you’ll taste is your beverage.
“Repurpose is entering the mainstream marketplace at the perfect time,” says Corey Scholibo, CMO and co-founder of Repurpose. “Consumers are more and more concerned about what we ingest when using conventional plastic products. Not only does Repurpose communicate a commitment to the environment, but the company also prioritizes personal health and wellness by offering an alternative to plastics. This partnership is really a win-win for Safeway shoppers.”
The Repurpose 12 oz Insulated Cup will be sold in 12 pack with 12 lids for $4.99 at Safeway. For more information and a store locator, please visit www.RepurposeCompostables.com.
Repurpose was founded in 2010 by a group of eco-entrepreneurs driven to positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior. Realizing the devastating effect single-use plastics were having on the environment and the fact that no alternatives existed for the consumer, Repurpose decided to manufacture its own. Repurpose, a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet, was born. Our mission is to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment and offer guilt-free, renewable alternatives. By purchasing from Repurpose, consumers support a woman-owned, sustainable company that is changing the world—one cup, fork and plate at a time. Visit RepurposeCompostables.com and join Repurpose on Facebook.com/Repurpose or follow @repurpose on Instagram and Twitter. Repurpose—Welcome to a Cleaner World.