1930 Café, situated in Limerick, has unveiled its new coffee shop concept with a plastic-free and lidless takeout cup as part of its mission to combat plastic pollution, which includes the massive volumes produced by plastic-coated coffee cups and lids.
1930 Café, which recently opened on Corbally Road, Westbury, Co Clare, near to Lidl’s new shop, employs ButterflyCup as a headline item in their drive to minimise plastic waste.
By employing the new sustainable cup, this first location in the idea will save over 1 million plastic coffee cups and lids each year. Overall, the goal of 1930 Café is on minimising plastic usage while also improving trash classification for reuse, recycling, and composting. The concept will be expanded throughout Ireland.
Plastic-coated coffee cups and lids are polluting Ireland’s natural environment, according to Recycling List Ireland, which estimates that 200 million single-use coffee cups are discarded each year.
ButterflyCup, unlike standard takeaway cups, has no plastic laminate liner, is 100% recyclable, compostable at home, and is devoid of toxins and PFAS (also known as “forever chemicals”). Furthermore, its one-of-a-kind design eliminates the need for a plastic top.
If dumped into the environment, the cup biodegrades naturally at the same rate as raw paper, leaving no microplastic or harmful residues.
Every day, over 550,000 takeaway coffee cups are sold in Ireland.
Because of the plastic liner, most takeaway mugs cannot be recycled. Furthermore, plastic-coated cups and lids contribute significantly to environmental trash. This trash takes decades to biodegrade and leaves behind microplastic and hazardous PFASs when it does.