In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year, with the bulk of these being non recyclable and end up in landfill, despite most retailers claiming their cups are recyclable they are not due to manufacturing processes and materials used to coat the cups. Here at Dick’s Bean Bar we are different! Our cups are made from plants! No we have not gone bonkers – they really are made from plants! Our award-winning disposables are made by Vegware, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Vegware’s plant-based catering disposables are made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials, and can all be commercially composted with food waste where accepted.
Dick’s Bean Bar is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and using recyclables where possible for all our packaging we use. As part of this our coffee cups are from Vegware and so is our cutlery! No we have not gone mad again – our cutlery is also biodegradable! Which means they can biodegrade in under 12 weeks in industrial composting!
As well as using Vegware for our cups, cutlery and even our cup lids, we also source other items we need as local as we can to reduce carbon footprint, and source recycled and recyclable items where possible such as our customer loyalty cards are made from 100% recycled paper stock which can be recycled again once used!
We could go into huge detail about using Vegware and its benefits both locally and globally, but it would be a very long read! Instead we would direct you to their website at www.vegware.com.
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