Air New Zealand has begun trying edible cups of vanilla-flavored coffee for travelers in an effort to reduce waste. Passengers will be served coffee in airtight cups in airtight cups, which can be eaten after consuming the drink, reports NZ Herald.
The airline serves over eight million cups of coffee a year. Since they were introduced, “edible cups are a hit among travelersSaid Niki Chave, Air New Zealand's customer experience manager. "We are partnering with the innovative New Zealand company Twiice to explore the future of edible coffee cups, which are waterproof and vanilla flavoredHe added. In addition to coffee consumption, cups can also be used as dessert bowls.
Twiice co-founder Jamie Cashmore believes edible cups will play a big role in demonstrating the possibilities of new and innovative packaging methods. "It is amazing that Air New Zealand has partnered with us to prove to its customers and the world how a little ingenuity and innovation can have a very positive impact on the environment, while providing a great and delicious experience to the customer.He said.
The transition to plant-based cups is expected to prevent about 15 million pieces of waste per year. The airline’s plan is to perfect edible cups and make them a sustainable long-term product that will serve its passengers.
Source / photo: NZ Herald; Twiice