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April 2022: Commercialization of first PHBH Cup

Pasadena, CA, April 2022 — Geosphere llc, a developer and manufacturer of nontoxic and compostable products, announces the successful commercialization of a unique PHBH event cup–16 ounce Better for All cups are made from nontoxic, high heat tolerant and fully compostable PHBH, a unique plant polymer developed by Kaneka Biopolymers.

The Better for All PHBH Cup features a generous base for stability with a continuous curve wall and can securely fit a standard 98mm plastic or PLA domed, flat or straw-less lid. PHBH is high heat tolerant, making it an ideal candidate for blended coffee drinks, beer, kombucha, non-alcoholic beverages, mixed drinks, milkshakes and boba drinks. The 16 oz pour is perfect for stadiums, events, concerts, resorts, and theme parks.

Globally, it is estimated people throw away 500 billion disposable cups annually. Geosphere launched the Better for All trademark in 2021 with a mission to remake the event cup industry using the most non-toxic and environmentally-friendly materials available. Food-related packaging is rarely recycled even when it is recyclable because of food contamination. 

Geosphere selected Kaneka Biopolymer’s Green Planet PHBH as the optimal material for a new fully compostable lightweight nontoxic event cup. Green Planet PHBH has earned seven TUV AUSTRIA certifications and statements of industrial and home compostability, is biodegradable in anaerobic soil, freshwater and marine environments, and is 100% bio-based. Kaneka Biopolymers PHBH is FDA-approved for food contact.

Addendum: The PHBH 16 oz cup is Certified Home Compostable and Commercially Compostable December 2022.  An 8 oz PHBH cup debuts January 2023. Better for All cups win a Nexty Award March 2023.

Better for All PHBH cups are made in the US.