In April 2019, Visstun® made a goal to make ALL paper products using 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber by the end of the year. Not only did we meet the 30% goal, we exceeded it. As of December 17th, 2019, ALL Visstun® paper cups, containers, and paper lids were made with Sustana’s EnviroLife Post-consumer recycled fiber. Instead of just 30%, Visstun® achieved an industry leading 35% Post-Consumer Recycled content.
Rather than offer recycled cups as an option, Visstun® replaced all the paper used for all cup types with recycled paper. Visstun has added 35% Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF) to ALL of paper cup, container, & lid products at no additional cost to customers! This includes our Paper Hot, Cold, and Microwave cups and containers as well as our Vx2® Double Wall Cups and P2™ paper lids.
Why focus on Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber? Right now, the United States has a recycling crisis. Consumers are recycling paperboard products more than ever... But, there's nowhere for it to go! Visstun® decided that providing a use for Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF) in our cups and containers is an important, socially responsible first step.
There are other "Green" options available like PLA, Sugar Cane PE, and other surface coatings; but, so far, none of them perform to the standards you expect from Visstun®. Many of the current "eco-friendly" options have a significantly higher price tag or their eco-claims are tenuous. There are a lot of important pieces to the Eco-Friendly "Green" puzzle and using renewable and recycled resources is just the beginning. Visstun® has explored many different options and is working to get to a cup that is compostable or biodegradable and Made in the USA. Stay tuned for future developments.
All Visstun® paper receives the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain-of-custody certification guaranteeing that the fiber used was harvested from responsible, well-managed forests. These organizations are internationally recognized for their forest certification standards.