The silicone-coated paper used for food contact applications contains small amounts of silicone
that make the paper resistant to oil, grease, and water. However, the silicone coating makes
recycling paper more challenging.
Most coffee cups are made from a layered material consisting of a paperboard on the outside, a
polyethylene coating on the inside, and a moisture barrier in between. This makes them difficult to
recycle using traditional methods …