HOW WE MADE X-CUP
CONSUMER- AND PLANET-FRIENDLY.
As packaging industry leaders, Silgan Specialty Packaging is deeply committed to developing a sustainable single-serve cup solution, a groundbreaking one the world could depend on. One that seamlessly integrates with current operations while truly supporting consumer-friendly recycling.
Saving billions of
environmental consciousness of our industry.
Research shows nearly all of your customers also
demand responsible, recyclable coffee brewing.
Lead the way and stay ahead with X-CUP, the future-ready pod.
Protect your roasts and help everyone to cut the waste.
X-CUP Sustainability Facts —
Life Cycle Comparison:
single-serve versus bulk brewing
Coffee waste and energy consumption can vary greatly between coffee brewing systems in terms of net environmental impact. Single-serve methods, for instance, generally create less impact when compared to the actual consumer habits of drip-brew systems.
Citation: Qantas (2015) prepared for PCA. LCA of single-serve coffee versus bulk coffee brewing
Is your brand ready to make a difference?
Your customers are.
believe companies should establish and encourage environmental programs.
Accenture consumer sustainability survey, 2019
will change their buying habits to help the environment.
The conference board® global consumer confidence survey conducted in collaboration with Nielsen, 2017
will choose more sustainable items and pay a 10% premium.
consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact.
Nielsen’s global survey on corporate social responsibility, 2014
Creating a dependable infrastructure.
— The X-CUP Recycling Ecosystem.
By adopting the X-CUP infrastructure as the new-norm, we can all keep billions of single-serve cups out of landfills. Choosing to preserve future resources just makes sense.
With Earth’s first fully recyclable single-serve-cup, the solution’s in the bag.
It’s as simple as it gets. After use, the X-CUP infrastructure permits consumer-friendly recycling with an efficient bag return program, so each capsule goes to good use — and re-use.
UNTIL NOW, CONSUMERS HAD NO PRACTICAL WAY OF RECYCLING USED CAPSULES OR PODS.
Today’s MRF (materials recycling facility) remains unequipped to process most of them. Fortunately, X-CUP’s ecosystem provides the answer.
THE X-CUP ECOSYSTEM — SOLVING BOTH A CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY PROBLEM.
It’s time to move forward with responsible
Begin your journey with Earth’s first truly
recycled, recyclable K-CUP.
It’s easy to incorporate X-CUP into your new or existing single-serve pod
production, fully compatible with most single-serve filling systems, and
available in quantities to satisfy both startups and major operations.
It’s time to take the lead. Don’t fall behind.