Burger King chooses Earth Cup®, the recyclable and home compostable paper cup

Burger King announces responsible commitment thanks to our new Earth Cup®, an innovation developed and manufactured in France. This patented cup, made of paper without any plastic film, is recyclable and compostable at home!

We have chosen to use the EarthCup® solution
from CEE Packaging Solutions for our 25cl cups.

An innovation that makes it possible to test in real size, across our entire network, a completely recyclable and compostable product. This enhances our waste sorting and recovery methods, inside our restaurants or at home for our consumers.

Dominique Ronceray
Sourcing, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Director
Burger King France & Quick

1st mono-material paper cup WITHOUT plastic liner, recyclable and compostable at home.

This patented innovation is easily recyclable in the paper waste stream.

Made in France with European raw materials, the Earth Cup® is produced according to the most demanding standards in terms of food quality and safety, with a reduced environmental impact.


Earth Cup®, the home compostable paper cup

Eco-responsible innovation

Earth Cup ® is the first monomaterial paper cup WITHOUT a PE liner, which is recyclable and suitable for home composting.

This patented innovation can be easily recycled in the paper waste stream.

Made in France using European raw materials, the Earth Cup® is produced in accordance with the strictest food quality and safety standards and meets all regulatory requirements, with a lower environmental impact than any other type of cup.

The Earth Cup can simply be sorted with the paper waste, or placed with the bio-waste in the garden compost bin.



Single-use cup, multiple-use fibre !


So this is no longer a waste but a resource : its material can be used to make products from recycled fibre, or to produce compost by biodegrading at ambient temperature.


"OK compost HOME" certified : a product that is compostable at home with no additional energy

The aim of composting is to reduce the volume of organic waste through biodegradation, whilst re-using the resource to produce high-quality compost that can be used for agricultural or horticultural purposes.
Home composting is a more difficult and slower process than industrial composting since NO energy is added (ambient temperature).

The OK compost HOME certification identifies products that can simply be added to garden compost at home with biowaste.
With its circular resource-use, home composting cuts down on household waste, by using it to make garden compost.

According to European standard EN 13432, the “compostability’”of a material includes its biodegradability as well as its capacity to disintegrate into fine, non-toxic particles that enable plant growth.

Why choose the Earth Cup® ?

Monomaterial paper with no PE liner

  • Biobased and renewable cardboard, PEFC certified from sustainably managed European forests
  • Adhesive provides sealing and functionality, and is certified suitable for direct food contact
    and home composting
  • Resistance to various liquids (hot and cold drinks) obtained without any plastic liner
  • 100% paper waste stream recyclable

Approved for direct food contact / cold and hot drinks & ice cream

  • Complies with European regulations concerning materials intended to come into direct contact with food (EU 10/2011, CE 1935/2004…)
  • Approved for migration testing
  • Confirmed free of Bisphenol A
  • Validated for sensory analysis: no atypical flavor from the cup after contact with hot, cold or ice drink.

Recyclable cardboard, easily repulpable

  • Recyclability analysis confirmed by the official report of France’s CTP – Technical Center of Paper – according to the requirements of the European standard EN 13430 / packaging recoverable by material recycling
  • Approval of France’s CEREC – Recyclability Assessment Committee for Paper & board Packaging
  • Automatic sorting tests with fibrous waste in sorting centres
  • Repulpability tests in paper mills: no plastic liner and therefore no delamination necessary

Cup certified for home composting

  • OK COMPOST HOME certification issued by TÜV AUSTRIA (Vinçotte) according to the requirements of European standard EN 13432 and French standard NF T51-800
  • Cup certified as home compostable after analysis of biodegradability, disintegration and ecotoxicity of the compost obtained after 26 weeks of testing
  • 1st cup in the world to comply with OK COMPOST HOME requirements for hot AND cold drinks

Earth Cup® is a paper cup ideally suited to all uses for hot and cold drinks or ice cream.

Without plastic film and therefore without static electricity , the Earth Cup® unstacks perfectly in automatic vending machines.

Finally, the Earth Cup® is a privileged communication tool as its surface is printable, unlike some coated paper cups which are difficult to print on.

Earth Cup ® is a registered trademark that has been patented in several countries. This monomaterial paper cup is a unique innovation and has received numerous international awards and distinctions.

CEE Packaging Solutions is taking action for the environment with the Earth Cup®


100% fiber-based innovative range of products

CEE Packaging Solutions is committed to its customers to provide them with adapted solutions that respect people and the environment.

CEE Packaging Solutions is an innovative industrial company, French leader in the design and manufacture of 100% environmentally friendly fibre-based packaging adapted to new consumer uses.

Based in France, it has a high-performance production site that brings together all the business components necessary for its industrial ambitions and to meet the specific demands of its customers. Backed by controlled development, it invests in people, technologies and machines to always respond with relevance and responsibility to the needs of its markets, both in France and internationally where it generates nearly a third of its turnover.


Our mission: supporting new consumer uses that need useful and protective, renewable, sustainable and recyclable packaging.

We are constantly looking for sustainable solutions, which are alternatives to plastic from fossil resources. The innovations that we develop are eco-designed products, bio-based on natural fibres, coming from a renewable and renewed resource!

Do you know about our exclusive patented Earth Cup® ?

Made of monomaterial board, without plastic film, this innovative paper cup is recyclable and compostable at home !