United Airlines will introduce new, recyclable eco-friendly hot beverage cups on its flights as well as in United Club lounges, beginning in February 2014.
The new insulating InCycle® cup is manufactured by Washington-based MicroGREEN. The cup is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled materials including used water bottles.
Four and a half InCycle cups are made from a single recycled water bottle in a waterless, additive-free recycling process.
The InCycle cup will replace the non-recyclable Styrofoam hot beverage cups used by United at present.
The cups will be launched in United Club lounges later in February 2014 and on United flights beginning mid-March.