Paper cups were invented in the early 20th century in response to growing concerns about hygiene & public health. It's been the hygienic choice ever since and continues to deliver the same values of health & safety still today, now with increasing focus.
Huhtamaki North America has always taken great pride in supporting the communities where we work and making a difference where it matters most. Here are some of the great projects carried out by our employees across the US up until now.
Making a difference where it matters most: addressing the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) by frontline workers on the COVID-19 pandemic
The global outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis has led to a critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE). Huhtamaki partnered with Bloc Blinds, a blind manufacturing company, to produce face shields in answer to that demand.
There are times in history when sudden events—from natural disasters and economic collapse to wars and famines—lead to paradigm shifts that would have been difficult to fathom beforehand. The COVID-19 crisis is the latest trigger.
We use paper and cardboard products every day. To ensure that forests renew and grow, it is important that they are sustainably maintained. Our goal is to use 100% of the wood fiber from recycled or certified sustainable sources.
The OPRL has announced today that paper cups will have their own specialist recycling label in the UK to support the wide range of paper cup recycling programs including in store and on-street, office, workplace and industry collections.