UK football club trials edible coffee cups

UK football club trials edible coffee cups

By Lucy Jones  October 15th, 2021

A tasty way to tackle waste.


Manchester City Football Club has come up with an innovative way to deal with coffee cup waste: eating it. The club is trialing edible coffee cups made from leak-proof wafer.

The cups are made by Scottish company BioBite from a hardy wafer (biscuit) that is doesn't leak for up to 12 hours after being exposed to hot liquid. The wafer also stays crisp for up to 45 minutes meaning you can slowly sip your coffee before enjoying a crunchy dessert.

The cups will be available to football fans for the club's 2021/22 season. The venue will also go plastic free with paper beer cups collected for recycling after use and the option of composting the wafer cups for those who don't wish to eat them.

With 2.5 billion coffee cups used in the UK every year, the cups could provide a delicious solution to a big waste problem.

Story via World Economic Forum.

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Lucy started her career working as a writer and editor in print and digital publishing. She went on to create content for Australia's leading sustainable fashion platform while completing her Master of Cultural Studies. Lucy spends her downtime at the beach, crocheting and hanging out with her cat Larry. She believes words can change the world and is stoked to help Planet Ark spread the message of positive environmental change.

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