NEW YORK, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICE SHOW OF NEW YORK, BOOTH 2021: World Centric® has announced today its new World Centric Leaf fiber lid collection for hot and cold cups & bowls. Made from unbleached plant fiber, the new collection replaces the use of conventional, petroleum-based plastic lids to provide a truly 100% compostable solution for foodservice operators. World Centric is introducing the World Centric Leaf fiber lids at the 2020 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, with availability nationwide starting in March 2020.
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 2-4 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 & universities, hotels, hospitals, and many other foodservice operators can now create a truly 100% compostable foodservice operation using sustainably produced products.
"We are thrilled to unveil our new World Centric Leaf lid collection," said Mark Stephany, World Centric Senior Vice President 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% 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.
For more information about World Centric and the new World Centric Leaf lids collection, visit booth #2021 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, or worldcentric.com
About World Centric
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Rohnert Park, CA, 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 over 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 and donates 25% of net profits to organizations addressing social and environmental issues with more than $1.17 million allocated for donations in 2018. Please visit worldcentric.com for more information.
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