FDBusiness.com

The World’s First Truly Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup

 Breaking News
  • Greencore to Divest US Business in $1 Billion Deal Greencore Group, the Irish and UK convenience food business, has agreed to sell its entire US business to an affiliate of Hearthside Food Solutions for US$1.075 billion (£817 million) on a cash and debt-free basis. Hearthside is a major US contract food manufacturer with a heritage in US food industry outsourcing. The disposal will leave [...]...
  • The Macallan’s Pioneering New Distillery Installs Flowcrete UK Flooring The new distillery for luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed a variety of Flowcrete UK floors to create surfaces that would reflect its visual identity and maintain the functional properties required to produce this iconic Scottish spirit. When Edrington, the international spirits group that owns The Macallan, decided to build a £140 million facility to meet increasing global [...]...
  • New Pearl Range Launched to Help Reduce Risk of Cross Contamination Single use glove specialist Unigloves has launched the brand new 15-glove Pearl Colour System nitrile gloves range, helping organisations across the food sector more effectively manage cross contamination risks. The expanded range, combines high quality food handling approved, AQL 1.5 medical grade, powder-free nitrile gloves available in a range of colour finishes – including those [...]...
  • Signed Sealed Delivered With the increased customer focus on postable items such as confectionery, drinks and gifts, UK plastic bottle manufacturers Measom Freer have developed their very own Post Bottle (Ref 6143). With a flat rectangular shape, the bottle can easily be boxed and posted through standard letterboxes, fitting the UK large letter dimensions. Made from clear PVC, which [...]...
  • Irish Distillers to Invest €150 Million in Sites in Cork and Dublin Irish Distillers has announced investment of over €150 million in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products as the Irish whiskey renaissance continues apace. This is accelerated by the continued growth of the company’s flagship Jameson brand, which is now in double or triple-digit growth in more than 80 markets [...]...

The World’s First Truly Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup

The World’s First Truly Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup
September 25
09:51 2017

After years of research and development, Zeus have created the world’s first truly recyclable single-use disposable coffee cup. By effectively combining a fully recyclable plastic inner with a heat absorbing fully recyclable outer paper layer, Zeus solved the problem of the notoriously difficult to recycle single-use disposable cup.

For years, the packaging industry has struggled with the environmental impact of the single use disposable coffee cups. Every year an estimated 500 billion of these cups make their way to either landfill or incineration. In Ireland, it is estimated that over 200 million of these non-recyclable cups are disposed of annually. These cups are normally a combination of paper and a plastic inner coating which makes them virtually impossible to be recycled.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of compostable paper cups which are a great alternative to traditional cups, however, most of these compostable cups arrive at landfill where composting doesn’t occur. Very few cafes or premises have compost bins and therein lies the problem. Its estimated that less than 1% of these compostable cups are being composted properly.

The Zeus cup utilises an ‘easy-tear’ strip in the outer paper layer which makes it very easy for the cup user to separate the plastic and paper elements which are independently recyclable. In tests, The Leaf Cup is every bit as effective as standard double wall cups when it comes to handling hot beverages, eliminating the need for a separate paper cup sleeve.

Zeus CEO Brian O’Sullivan, a Cork native, has over 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He is fully aware of the responsibility on the industry to innovate and play their part when it comes to protecting the environment. Brian has championed the development of the new fully recyclable Leaf Cup and is passionate about this cup being the solution to the problem of non-recyclable single use disposable cups.

The introductory video shows Brian explaining the ongoing problem and the solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Y-srNtsPM

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 18, 2018Future Food-Tech London - Marketing Partnership
  • October 21, 2018Int'l Food Products Exhibition (Sial)
  • October 25, 2018Italian Espresso Coffee Show (TriestEspresso Expo)
  • October 25, 2018Finnish Food Fair
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements