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Chobani Launches Paper Cup

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Chobani has introduced a paper cup to reduce plastic use and put more sustainable packaging on shelves across the U.S. Currently, Chobani’s oatmilk, cold brew coffee, and coffee creamers come in paper-based packaging. The company says that it will be moving its oat yogurt into the paper cup model and continuing to explore more sustainable packaging across its portfolio.

“We all have a role to play in protecting our planet,” said Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, in a statement. “People have been asking for a paper cup, and we welcome this challenge to start reducing our plastic use, and to spark a conversation about how we can drive change together.”

Chobani’s paper cup is 80 percent paperboard, made from responsibly sourced and renewable material, with a thin plastic lining to maintain the quality of the product.

"While this paper cup is a step in the right direction, it’s just the beginning," continued Ulukaya.

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