Sustainability Working towards a more sustainable environment

We understand the importance of sustainablility and the role we have to play in it, that's why we're working tirelessly to improve and help contribute to a better planet.

Current topics

1 Packaging & Waste

The use and disposal of plastic packaging is a huge concern, with a high amount of single use plastic products being created and thrown away each year- 160million tonnes is produced annually*.

With the majority of plastic waste being non-biodegradable, it is predicted that by 2050, the amount of plastic in the ocean will weigh more than the amount of fish in our seas.

2 Re-usable cups

Although many paper cups are recyclable, it is the difficulty with separating the inner polyethylene that causes a challenge when trying to recycle these products. As a solution towards this problem, many drinks companies are introducing strategies to encourage multiple usage of single plastics.

*BBC 2018

What we’re doing about it

1 Whilst our existing paper cups are fully 100% recyclable, we understand that the issue comes down to the collection and recycling process. That’s why we’re working with a specialist waste organisation to divert resources from landfill.

As part of our long-term strategy, we’re also looking at alternative packaging options including bio-degradable, compostable cups and plant based materials, to ensure we can come up with the most sustainable, long-term solution. Watch this space.

2 Whilst we we’re working on this, we understand that there is a need for a short-term solution to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill and have introduced re-usable cups. To order these please contact marketing@expressoplus.com.

Updated October 2018

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