We all know paper cups are bad for the environment but re-usable cups are not always an option. A new sustainable, Tree-free cup has just hit the market, and we are loving it!
Featuring the first Tree-free, sustainable coffee cup
Zeus, an Irish global packaging solutions company, has finally bridged the gap between environmentally-friendly cups and on-the-go coffee consumers, and The Happy Pear love it so much they are using it in all their cafés.
The Tree-free cups are composed of sugar cane fibres. Unlike paper cups that usually end up piled high in a landfill, these cups are converted into helpful natural elements.
This system creates a closed loop cycle from the cups’ creation to their destruction. Each one is recycled and repurposed for an environmentally friendly function. The benefits of this invention are HUGE. In fact, using Tree-free cups could eliminate the two million paper cups that are sent to landfills every day in Ireland alone.
So, are compostable cups not an option?
Actually, only less than 1% of compostable cups are being composted properly!
Many cafes do not have the right compostable bins for hundreds of cups being used daily.
Zeus fixes this problem by having their own collection service that collects the used cups and ensures their conversion to biogas and bio-fertilizer. Luckily, The Happy Pear is doing its part to start spreading awareness of this fully sustainable option.
Stephen and David Flynn, co-founders of The Happy Pear, commented on the new coffee cup saying they were thrilled to be going 'green' with their new coffee cups:
"We are absolutely delighted to be among the first to use the paper-free, Tree-free Cups along with Zeus’ compostable bins and collection service in our cafés. [...] With this simple action, customers are making the best sustainable choice."
The Happy Pear have definitely given us something to think about next time we grab our eco-friendly, morning coffee.