Ecological to-go cups

Thanks to our Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology, your to-go cups will be plastic-free as defined by European Union’s SUP Directive.

No plastic, no biodegradable plastic, no bio-based plastic: just 100% recyclable paperboard mono-material instead.

Z Plastic-free
Z Produced in 6 standard sizes
Z Printable in full colour with your design or our design
Z Production compatible with current systems


Plastic-free paper cup, that is compliant with EU’s new SUP directive. Does not require “Plastic in product” marking.

100% recyclable as paperboard

After use, our cups can be recycled along with standard paper and paperboard (PAP21).

FDA and BfR compliant

Colombier EcoBarrier™ products are FDA and BfR compliant for contact with food.

Compostable mono-material

Our Colombier EcoBarrier™ does not produce any microplastics when biodegrading.


Colombier EcoBarrier™ coated cups can be used in the same way as traditional paper cups.

our revolutionary Colombier Ecobarrier™ technology

Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology uses the aqueous dispersion method to create a barrier between the paperboard and the liquid inside. Traditionally, these barrier properties have been achieved with a plastic lining. Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology achieves the same result without using plastics through an innovative, environmentally friendly chemical process that applies heat, drying and application knowledge to create a water- and grease-resistant mono-material. Therefore, it is compliant with the EU’s new SUP directive and fully recyclable as paper waste (PAP21). Paper products made using Colombier EcoBarrier™ technology can be recycled up to six times into new paperboard products. The Colombier EcoBarrier™ contains inorganic pigments, bio-based organic components, non-plastic polymers, and water. Colombier EcoBarrier™ is FDA and BfR compliant and can thus be used in various food service applications, such as flexible packaging, to-go cups, to-go food packaging, barrier bags and more.


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About Colombier

We are Colombier. We create recyclable solutions for paper board and packaging. With nearly fifty years of experience in the paper industry, we are now focused on creating a more environmentally friendly world through our newest technology: Colombier EcoBarrier™.

Tons of paper and board converted every year

Years of experience in the paper industry

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Colombier EcoBarrier™ really green?

Yes, our fibre-based packaging is fully recyclable, repulpable and compostable. Due to the plastic-free barrier, all products made from this material will comply with the EU’s SUP directive.

Why is colombier EcoBarrier™ the eco-friendly alternative?

The Colombier EcoBarrier™ contains inorganic pigments, bio-based organic components, non-plastic polymers, and water. This makes our product plastic-free and fully recyclable. 

Are Colombier cups “bio-cups”?

Our cups are not made from bio-based plastic or biodegradable plastic. Colombier EcoBarrier™ is a barrier made without any plastic whatsoever and is therefore fully compliant with the EU’s SUP directive and fully recyclable as paperboard mono-material (PAP21). That’s why it is an exceptional, eco-friendly solution for single-use beverage cups.

What is the minimum quantity i need to order?

If you want to order cups with your brand printed on them, the minimum quantity is 500,000. If you order cups with our generic print, then the minimum quantity is 50,000 cups.

Does colombier EcoBarrier™ require new production methods?

No, our process is compatible with current systems of paper production and processing. This maintains your speed of serving and will require no additional space in either your machines or storage.

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Are the cups recyclable?

The material is fully repulpable as mono-material and does not require an expensive and environmentally inferior separation process for the paper and plastic lining. Therefore, it is recyclable as paperboard (PAP21). 

Can I get Colombier to-go-cups at my local coffee place?

Colombier produces either Colombier EcoBarrier™-coated paper(boards) or to-go cups in large quantities. Our focus is on working with global companies that want to be market leaders in the circular economy.

Are your cups made from recycled wood fiber?

In food contact, we use virgin wood fibers to make our Colombier EcoBarrier™ products safe and hygienic. In recycled fibres, there are always traces of unwanted chemicals and substances (e.g., ink used for printing). Thus, using recycled fibres would not be entirely safe for food contact applications. We certainly use recycled fibres in other Colombier EcoBarrier™ applications where there is no food contact, such as kraft packaging.

Can I get a sample of the to-go cups?

We are happy to provide you samples of our to-go cups. Just request your sample in the contact form below.

We care about the future.

We are proud to become a leader in the circular economy.
And that is appreciated by others.

Next Gen Cup

Nextgen cup challenge

Colombier is one of the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge:
a global innovation challenge to redesign the fiber to-go cup and create a widely recyclable or compostable cup.

reset retail


Colombier teamed up with world-class retailers to eliminate use of plastic in retail industry.

smit dorlas


The Dutch coffee company Smit&Dorlas starts stocking Colombier’s recyclable and compostable plastic-free coffee cups.

We are ready for a plastic-free world. Are you?

Colombier works with retail brands, wholesalers and companies that want the most environmentally friendly solution for single-use cups. The minimum quantity we deliver is 500,000 cups with your brand printed on the cups or 50,000 cups with Colombier’s design.

Please contact us for more information or to request your to-go cup sample.