You may have seen all the stories in the news recently about the environmental concerns of takeaway cups. Whilst Union doesn’t own coffee shops, we do supply our coffee to many different independent coffee shops across the UK. As part of that relationship we often provide takeaway cups for their business. So we felt it really important to ensure we weren’t contributing to the problem.
A year ago, after discussions on ways we could help reduce the impact of cup waste, we made the decision to source compostable takeaway cups. They are made from 100% sustainable sources and are the best option in the market.
What are the benefits of Compostable Cups?
Compostable cups are made from 100% natural and renewable sources. This means that that they can be composted at the end of their life to a natural waste, suitable for fertilizer under the right process. However, being made from 100% natural and renewable resources, these cups are also 100% sustainable which is a big factor as the public drive is currently for sustainability, and compliments the Union Coffee commitment to sustainability.
There’s a bigger issue to tackle here, how do we help change the reliance on using takeaway cups altogether? So this year we have decided to launch the Union Keepcup. These are already available on our website to buy here. But you should hopefully start to see them in many of the coffee shops and restaurants around the country that serve our coffee too. If your local Union Coffee shop doesn’t have them in stock, let them know how much you’d like to see them and hopefully we can all play a part in making a small, but important, difference.
A little bit about the Union Keep Cup
KeepCup is the number one barista standard reusable coffee cup. For the environmentally friendly coffee lover, KeepCup is the perfect solution. Simply take your cup into your favourite coffee shop as an alternative to using a takeaway cup.
- Glass Keep cup- Fully tempered soda lime glass. Resistant to thermal and mechanical shock. It’s not unbreakable, but you’ll have fun trying.
- White lid- Hard lid for ease of use and drinking pleasure. Plug covers mouthpiece when not in use, so only your lips touch the drinking surface.
- Cork Band- The band is beautiful to hold, cork is light, antibacterial, biodegradable and insulates your hand from heat.