Lavazza Professional develops revolutionary paper cup

These paper cups are manufactured from paper sourced from sustainably managed forests.

March 30, 2020

A leap forward in the reduction of plastic waste and of the number of cups sent to landfill, Lavazza Professional introduces the new KLIX Eco Cup™, a breakthrough in in-cup vending, biodegradable and recyclable with normal paper waste. A truly sustainable vending solution for the workplace, the new KLIX Eco 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.”

The standard paper cups are difficult to recycle and are usually sent to landfill due to a Polyethylene (PE) lining that very few recycling facilities can process. The new KLIX Eco Cup™ is unique due to a special patented water-based dispersion barrier board by Kotkamills that enables the cups to be recycled. Designed for businesses who are looking for an alternative to plastic cups, the KLIX Eco Cup™ is manufactured using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests, accredited by PEFC™ and can be recycled into paper waste up to seven times.

Ashley Weller adds “We have always been passionate about making a positive difference that goes far beyond our own business and supports our customers on their own individual sustainability journeys. We are therefore pioneering a breakthrough sustainable solution in the vending world together with our valuable partners Kotkamills and Benders Paper Cups. Our commitment is clear but we hope that other businesses will also increasingly play an active role, because strength is in numbers. We encourage the big players in the market to explore similar solutions in order to boost the rate of recycling for this type of cup”.

The new KLIX Eco Cup™ will be available in the KLIX® Momentum and Outlook machines starting with the most popular drinks, with a progressive roll out plan.

Sourced via Lavazza Professional

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