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Post-Consumer Poly-Coated paper

Learn more about this material, including recovery and recycling and which Dart products are made from it.

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Post-consumer fiber (PCF) is paper that has been recycled after its intended use. Dart’s PCF products are made from paper collected from school or office recycling programs, and we created the first-ever FDA compliant PCF paper hot cup.

Dart uses different coatings to create moisture barriers on paper products. Our PCF cups use a poly-coated lining, a plastic laminate.


Certain paper cups and takeout containers can be recycled where facilities exist. We have found that acceptability may vary based on the paperboard coating. 

Poly-coated paper recycling is limited, but opportunities are growing. For the most accurate information, we recommend checking with your local municipality or waste hauler to see if poly-coated is accepted in your community’s recycling program. 

Temperature Range

32°F - 205°F

Temperature ranges should only be used to guide the customer's testing protocol to ensure the product will work properly for their specific application.



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