BRITAIN’S first totally plastic-free and recyclable lid-free takeaway cup has been introduced in the United Kingdom.
The ButterflyCup – which wishes no separate lid – is first of all being unveiled at WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) centres throughout the United Kingdom.
It comes after TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenged the main espresso chains to change to a “properly recyclable” cup to unravel the “takeout trash mountain” created by means of the 5,000 espresso cups Britons throw away each and every minute.
ButterflyCup founder Tommy McLoughlin has solved this drawback with what he calls “the world’s most environmentally friendly disposable cup.” He hopes it’s going to “lift the lid on the eco disaster” posed by means of espresso cup plastic waste.
Britons throw away 2.5 billion espresso cups every 12 months, whilst just one in 400 is recycled. If every of the ones 2.5 billion cups lids have been put on best of one another, they might create a stack lengthy sufficient to stretch round all of the international.
Most cups so far don’t seem to be recycled due to their plastic lining and separate plastic lid. Unlike conventional takeaway cups, this cup incorporates no plastic laminate and crucially, because of its all-in-one design, removes the will for a plastic lid.
The cup may also be recycled within the common paper bin along side cardboard and strange paper, biodegrades naturally and may also be composted.
The corporate has already held talks with a number of of the main espresso chains and is these days utilized in greater than 20 nations throughout 5 continents.
Mr McLoughlin, founder and leader govt of ButterflyCup stated: “We are overjoyed to be launching in the United Kingdom with WWT, an organisation whose ethos of defending the flora and fauna we percentage.
Head of Sustainability at WWT, Lucy Smith stated: “We are extremely joyful to be the use of ButterflyCup throughout all our wetland websites. We have had good comments from group of workers and guests after we trialled it at one among our centres.
“The product offers a simple but brilliant solution to part of the plastic waste crisis.”