hot drinks

07 Oct 2019
--- Introducing a charge on disposable coffee cups would be more effective than the widely-used system of offering a discount to customers who bring their own reusable cup. This is according to a study led by Zero Waste... Read More
12 Aug 2019
--- Selecta UK, under Switzerland-headquartered Selecta, a leading European self-serve coffee and convenience food retailer, has announced the launch of the new SelectaGreen Cup Recycling Service “for the workplace and... Read More
05 Aug 2019
--- Following an “overwhelmingly positive” response to its bring-your-own packaging trial, dubbed “Unpacked,” Waitrose & Partners is set to extend its packaging-free shopping experience in Oxford, UK,... Read More
25 Jul 2019
--- Premium coffee brand Nescafé Azera has launched its new UK “visual identity for 2019,” as part of an £8 million (US$10 million) holistic campaign, which is based around the concept of “stay... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has participated in a study to analyze the life-cycle of various types of coffee cups, where it was found that paper cups generally have the lowest carbon footprint.... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Pure Leaf has relaunched its premium teas in the UK and the Netherlands with a brand and packaging redesign by London agency PB Creative. The agency was tasked with delivering a packaging overhaul that communicates the... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Starbucks has launched the world’s first airport-based reusable coffee cup scheme. Working in partnership with UK environmental charity Hubbub, Starbucks is using funds generated from its additional 5p charges on... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- Specialty coffee company NuZee is launching a fully recyclable packaging option for its single-serve, pour over coffee co-packing customers beginning in the second half of 2019. The company is launching its new solution... Read More
24 May 2019
--- Denmark-based Sprout has introduced a new patented and eco-friendly spoon for the “drink-to-go-market” as the pressure to phase out single-use cutlery heats up. Coined the Sprout Spoon, the 100 percent... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- New lifestyle tea brand OFFBLAK has launched in the UK with packaging designed by London-based agency & SMITH. Looking to “redefine the tea category,” OFFBLAK targets Gen Z and Millennials and encourages the... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks has partnered with UK environmental charity Hubbub to launch a £1m (US$1.3m) fund that will spearhead cup recycling initiatives in the UK. The grants to be given range from £50,000 (US$65,600) to... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Israeli start-up Ripples has created a device that prints messages and images onto beer, coffee and other foam-topped beverages using ink made from natural extracts. The Ripple Maker device is touted as an ingenious brand... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks is doing away with the conventional mode of serving beverages and trialing “greener” compostable cups and strawless lids, alongside the development of a new app that allows customers to digitally trace... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has determined that the most eco-friendly coffee packaging is the stand-up flexible plastic pouch. Tested across six Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), flexible pouches demonstrated more... Read More
26 Mar 2019
--- Lost Sheep Coffee is launching its single origin coffee in plant-based capsules that are certified biodegradable, compostable and airtight for freshness. Until recently, the shelf-life of compostable capsules was short as... Read More
25 Mar 2019
--- Global digital printing company Xeikon has partnered with paper products manufacturer Kotkamills Oy to deliver the “next generation” of sustainable food packaging printed with Xeikon dry toner digital technology.... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- The NextGen Cup Challenge, launched in October 2018, calls on innovators, start-ups, suppliers and industry experts to join a global challenge to develop the next generation of recyclable, compostable, to-go, fiber cups. The... Read More
10 Dec 2018
--- Costa Coffee and Barclaycard have collaborated to launch the UK’s first reusable coffee-cup with integrated contactless payment technology. Powered by Barclaycard’s bPay technology, Costa Coffee’s Clever... Read More