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WEST: World Centric Offering 100% Compostable Leaf Fiber Lids

World Centric fiber lids

Last updated on November 25th, 2020 at 11:14 am

Rohnert Park, California-based World Centric has introduced its new World Centric Leaf fiber lid collection for hot and cold cups and bowls. Made from unbleached plant fiber, the new collection replaces the use of conventional, petroleum-based plastic lids to provide a 100 percent compostable solution for foodservice operators.

The World Centric Leaf fiber lid collection is durable, freezer safe and suitable for cold or hot items up to 220°F, including beverages such as coffee, tea and hot cocoa. The molded fiber lids are made with unbleached plant fiber sourced from rapidly renewable plants like sugarcane and bamboo and contain no petroleum plastics, requiring less energy to manufacture compared to the typical polystyrene coffee lid.

The lids compost within two to four months in a commercial composting facility and significantly expand the company’s range of tree-free and petroleum plastic-free disposable products.

Combined with the World Centric NoTree cups and bowls made of tree-free paper sourced from renewable fibers like sugarcane bagasse and bamboo, restaurants, coffee bars, colleges and universities, hotels, hospitals and many other foodservice operators can now create a 100 percent compostable foodservice operation using sustainably produced products.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new World Centric Leaf lid collection,” said Mark Stephany, SVP of sales. “Using unbleached plant fibers to make our lids helps protect forest habitats that support both indigenous cultures and wildlife, while providing our foodservice customers an alternative to traditional disposable products.”

World Centric is also a key contributor to social and environmental causes around the world. The company has given at least 25 percent of its pre-tax profits to offset its carbon emissions and support projects around the world that promote social and economic development, environmental education and waste reduction, including $1,171,746 in cash and product donations to projects around the world that address poverty.

Founded in 2004, World Centric provides certified compostable products for the foodservice industry to reduce environmental impact. By innovating in plant-based materials and design, World Centric has developed more than 250 foodservice and retail products across tableware, cutlery and food packaging. All of World Centric’s products will turn into soil in commercial composting facilities.

As a Certified B Corporation and California Benefit Corporation, World Centric upholds rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility.

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