Bamboo fibre cups launched for hot drinks

CELEBRATION Packaging has launched a new range of double-wall hot drink cups made from bamboo fibre.

The cups, which come under the firm’s EnviroWare brand, are made from FSC-certified bamboo fibre – with a water-based lining – and are certified commercially compostable.

“Ever since we created the EnviroWare brand over 14 years ago, it has been our mission to seek out more sustainable packaging solutions, and these are our most sustainable hot drink cups yet,” said MD Nick Burton.

“Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants and can grow as quickly as two feet per day. Across the foodservice category, cafés and food-to-go outlets are seeking more sustainable solutions and with bans and taxes in place or on their way, consumers are turning away from single-use plastic products.

“We therefore believe that demand for sustainable EnviroWare products, such as our new bamboo fibre cups, will continue to grow. If foodservice operators are looking to improve their sustainability credentials, they need to work with a consultative supplier to ensure that they’re choosing the right packaging – that is functional, fit for purpose, popular with consumers and above all, sustainable.”

The new range of insulated, double-wall cups are available in 8oz, 12oz and 16oz sizes, and accessories are available including compostable domed lids, kraft coffee sleeves, and wooden drink stirrers.

“These new bamboo cups feel great to the touch and the bamboo design is sure to get consumers asking about the product’s environmental credentials,” Nick Burton added. “Alongside the bamboo motif, the design states that the cups are made from sustainable resources and can be composted where facilities exist.”