Lavazza Professional has introduced the new KLIX Eco Cup, which it describes as a breakthrough in in-cup vending. It’s biodegradable and recyclable with normal paper waste.

The cup will be available in KLIX vending machines from February 2020, serving a wide range of popular hot drinks brands, with many more to come throughout the year.

Ashley Weller, UK market director Lavazza Professional UK, explained: “Calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers increased our commitment to offering our customers and consumers a revolutionary solution to meet their needs: KLIX Eco Cup marks another step forward in our mission to deliver the most sustainable drinks vending solutions in the world.”

Designed for businesses looking for an alternative to plastic cups, the new cup is manufactured using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests, accredited by PEFC and can be recycled into paper waste up to seven times.

A Life Cycle Assessment run by the external consultancy WSP states that using the new KLIX Eco Cup reduces environmental impact by almost 2/3 compared to a standard paper cup.

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