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University Week
January 7, 2009

The UW is the pilot site for the first compostable paper cup designed specifically for soft drinks.
The cup, developed for Coca-Cola fountain drinks, was created by International Paper in cooperation with the UW and Cedar Grove Composting. With the addition of the compostable cup, there is a potential that 150,000 fewer cups will go to landfills annually, and the University's impact on the environment will be lessened.
"We are delighted to announce this step today in making UW operations more sustainable," says UW President Mark Emmert. "The UW aims to be a leader in environmental practices and the education and research underlying them. We are happy to be a partner with Coca Cola, International Paper and Cedar Grove Composting, and are hopeful that this project will act as a model for other major institutions."