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Finally; an answer to the takeaway coffee cup crisis.

A Cork-based global packaging solutions company has unveiled a completely paper-free compostable cup.

The Treefree Cup, created by Zeus, contains absolutely no paper product, making it the most sustainable single-use cup available in the Irish market – a solid alternative to the environmental problems caused by the polyethylene-lined disposable cups we drink our lattes, mochas and americanos from daily.

Zeus, run by Fermoy’s Brian O’Sullivan, has been selling compostable cups for years, but these are not as sustainable because trees still need to be cut down.

“With the Treefree cup, we wanted to launch a product that was not only paper-free but also part of a system of collection that ensures the correct composting of the cup.” says Brian.

“This closes the loop from the creation of the cup (from leftover fibres from sugar-cane extraction) to the conversion of the cup to biogas and biofertiliser.”

The cups were unveiled today by Stephen and David Flynn of The Happy Pear, one of the first national retail brands to use the Treefree cup.

We’ll be asking our local coffee shop to give these a go, pronto.


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