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There are so many misconceptions surrounding the recycling of plastic packaging. Many brands tend to promote the fact that their cups are recyclable, but currently, less than 1 percent of coffee cups are actually recycled. Why? Because it is extremely difficult to recycle cups that are lined with plastic.
Recycling Plastic Lined Coffee Cups
Unfortunately, cups that are lined with plastic cannot straightforwardly be recycled.
The polyethylene that lines a coffee cup is tightly bonded to the paper in order to make the cup waterproof and able to contain liquids. To recycle a plastic lined coffee cup, the lining needs to be separated from the cup.
It doesn’t end there…
By the time the cup reaches a recycling bin, it has most likely already been contaminated with a liquid.
Standard recycling plants cannot recycle anything that has come into contact with food or drinks; there are only a select few specialist facilities in the UK that can separate the lining from a cup that has come into contact with liquids.
One of the biggest issues surrounding disposable plastic lined coffee cups is their alleged recyclability. These cups are technically recyclable, but the vast majority of coffee cups do not end up being recycled. Most will end up in landfill, but consumers are often not aware of this.
There is a solution! Cups do not have to be lined with plastic, they can also be lined with Ingeo™ PLA.
Ingeo™ is a biodegradable polyester derived from renewable plant material. The material itself is completely biodegradable, compostable and has a carbon footprint up to 75% less than traditional packaging materials such as PS or PET.
We can manufacture cups with a PLA lining, these cups are also fully biodegradable and commercially compostable. When commercially composted, the lining of this cup does not need to be removed. We can produce these cups in your desired styles, sizes and we can print them with your chosen artwork and logo.
Our Design Services
If you don’t currently have artwork for your cups, our talented creative team can produce designs just for you. We can tweak it as much or as little as you wish, and all artwork produced is completely unique. Read more about our design services here. Talk to us about branded EcoCups.
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Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws? You’ve come to the right place! Allow us to introduce our new Biodegradable Straws…
We know that paper straws aren’t for everyone, or every drink! Our new PLA Biodegradable Straws have the physical appearance of plastic but are fully biodegradable and compostable.
They are made from Ingeo™ bioplastic, which has characteristics and performance tailored for cold drinking liquids. Ingeo™ has naturally advanced resins and a carbon footprint 80% lower than the fossil fuel-based polymers.
Ingeo™ Bioplastic emits fewer greenhouse gasses (GHGs) than the comparable manufacture of all common petrochemical-based plastics.
Features of Biodegradable straws
- 100 percent Biodegradable & Commercially Compostable
- Oil Free
- 2 Sizes Available: 7mm and 12mm
- Cold Drink Use Only
- Sustainable Materials
Bulk Order? Choose your own colour!
We can produce these biodegradable straws for your business in any colour, get in touch with us if you are ordering large quantities.
These straws go hand in hand with our Biodegradable Smoothie Cups.
- 100 percent Biodegradable & Commercially Compostable
- 5 Sizes Available: 7oz, 9oz, 12oz, 16oz, 20oz
- Cold Drink Use Only
- Flat & Dome Lids Available
- Oil Free
- Sustainable Resources
Like this blog? Read all about our biodegradable smoothie cups here.
We are sure by now you have seen our range of compostable coffee cups ‘Made from Plants’. The clue is in the name, these cups are made from plants!
Our paper is sourced from responsibly managed forests. We line the paper with Ingeo™ bioplastic. This lining is produced from a naturally occurring material in plants and has a significantly lower carbon footprint than the fossil fuel-based polymers that generally line packaging.
This innovation of turning plants into plastic allows us to exclude non-renewable resources (such as oil) from the production of EcoCups.
See how these cups compost over time? Standard plastic-based cups are not degradable and will not compost like these cups.
If you’re interested in bespoke biodegradable cups, we can brand them with your artwork and logos, get in touch with us to find out more or visit our design service page. When you opt for bespoke packaging, this puts you in control of all factors of your packaging, including size, style and colours.
This also gives you the opportunity to take an eco-friendly approach and make your packaging future friendly!
Takeaway Packaging are delighted to announce that we are exhibiting at the Takeaway Expo this September.
There’s lots on at the Takeaway Expo this year, with over 350 exhibitors, live demos and over 200 seminars. We invite you to visit us at our stand and check out our products.
We are very excited to share our range of biodegradable & compostable food packaging with you. You’ll be able to view our whole selection of stock food and drink packaging at the Takeaway Expo.
Our friendly team will be happy to bounce some ideas around with you and offer some advice where branded packaging is concerned.
Great ideas but no artwork? Our design team can work from your brief and supply you with ideas and concepts to compliment your brand. Our studio uses industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud software and can cover all eventualities from simple logo placement to full design and illustration.
We work closely with our customers to create visually appealing products.
Request samples at our stand and have them delivered the next working day.
Getting to ExCel London
ExCel Exhibition Centre
If driving to ExCel, it is recommended to use the postcode E16 1DR. Onsite parking is available.
If getting to ExCel by train or tube, to find out the quickest way from London’s mainline rail stations to ExCeL London use the TfL Journey Planner.
The Starbucks logo is a globally recognised icon and one which surrounds the household name.
A familiar face to crowded high streets with a calming-green background, it’s undeniable that Starbucks coffee cups stand out from the crowd… or is it?
Is it really fair to say that a plain white cup with a green logo jumps out of any picture or view and meets your eye instantly?
What is true, is that when you do see that green logo with the siren/maiden/lady thing, it’s unmistakably ‘Starbucks’.
Last December, and piloted initially in the US, Starbucks launched a packaging campaign so great they gained the highest number of video views that season for their campaign advert:
Over 76 million views in under 1.5 months!
They beat all other brands across the whole period of Thanksgiving through to New Year 2018!
They made their already iconic cup unusual and exciting.
Starting with an initial concept for the design of the holiday-season coffee cup, the cup featured seasonal, warming outlines of images of Christmas and merriment; wrapped presents, snowflakes and coca, all nestled around the Starbucks logo.
Their short video, below, simply explained that you can “make the holiday your own” then featured the newly designed cup changing colours – you design your own!
The cups in the advert feature all different colour schemes, vibrant and bold.
Even if the cups were coloured in terribly, they would be an object of humour and still likely standout.
Artists and within-the-lines-perfectionists would have really gone for it, only for the cup to then serve as a work of art and, you guessed it, free, ‘boosted’ advertising for Starbucks!
The campaign ticked all the boxes for the consumer; interaction and engagement with the product/brand, something different, something exciting (adults get to be big kids), and most of all, something personal.
Top Tips For Standout Packaging
As with Starbucks, doing something different to other people similar to you, will go a long way towards making you standout.
Though no longer trading, Californian-based bakers The Crazy Good Bread Co, are an example of a company whose packaging stood out because it was unusual:
Doing something slightly ‘against the grain’ will help you to get your packaging noticed, and that includes packaging your bread in a weird card holder thing.
Staying ahead of the curve is another way for your packaging to to stand out.
At a time when environmental concerns have never been higher, ensuring that you fully embrace the green/eco-friendly approach to waste and packaging will serve you really well.
Given that there are many, many businesses yet to do so, you will establish your brand as a conscious and progressive company that listens to its customers and considers carefully its own ethos and attitudes – this is a powerful consideration that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.
Have a think about keeping it simple.
An effective way to make your takeaway packaging stand out from the crowd is to strip back your packaging.
Consider simple paper-wrapping techniques fastened and sealed with a sticker featuring a strong logo.
Stickers can be custom designed with your logo and the simplicity of the packaging will seem intriguing in its modesty and harks back to a more traditional approach to packaging takeaway food.
If you’ve got some ideas that you’re not sure of or you’re looking for inspiration to build on an already outstanding packaging concept then get in touch with our in-house design time who will be happy to bounce some ideas around and offer some advice.
Takeaway Packaging are celebrating our first World Cup win with some very British desserts. These puddings are sure to remind you of your school days, let us know your favourites!
The Victoria Sponge is two layers of cake sandwiched together with a jam and cream filling and finished with a dusting of sugar. This dessert became a popular treat during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Robert Lee & Francis Coulson developed sticky toffee pudding at Coulson’s Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District, 1970s. Sticky toffee pudding consists of a steamed sponge, dates, toffee sauce and often custard.
Check out this step by step guide by Nigella
Crumbles rose to popularity in Britain during World War II. At this time, the crumble topping was created using an economical alternative to pies due to shortages of pastry ingredients as the result of rationing. To further reduce the use of rationed flour, fat and sugar, breadcrumbs or oatmeal could be added to the crumble mix.
Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. It is believed Eton Mess originated from Eton College. The dessert is served at their annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School.
The word “trifle” comes from French term ‘trufle’, this means something along the lines of ‘whimsical’ or ‘of little consequence’. A proper English trifle is made with real egg custard poured over sponge cake soaked in fruit and sherry and topped with whipped cream.
The Bakewell Tart is a delicious treat consisting of shortcrust pastry, layered jam, frangipane and sometimes a topping of flaked almonds. It is a variant of the Bakewell pudding and is often associated with Derbyshire.
Banoffee pie is a dessert pie primarily made from bananas, toffee and cream. Banoffee pies often have a buttery biscuit base, some versions of the recipe also include chocolate and coffee.
A knickerbocker glory is a layered ice cream sundae that is served in a tall, large glass to be eaten with a long spoon. The knickerbocker glory was first noted in the early 1920s. It contains ice cream, whipped cream, fruit, meringue, syrups and sometimes nuts.Like this blog? Read about our new eco friendly ice cream tubs here.Keep up to date by following us on social media
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Our Biodegradable Deli Bowls & Smoothie Cups have landed! We are delighted to share with you this Bioplastic range from Ecoware, NZ. These cups & containers are environmentally friendly and suitable for cold foods/drinks.
Biodegradable Smoothie Cups | Flat Lids | Dome Lids
Smoothie Cups are available in the following sizes
9oz | 12oz | 16oz | 20oz
Best for serving Smoothies, Juices, Iced Coffee & Milkshakes
Biodegradable Deli Bowls | Deli Bowl Lids
Deli Bowls are available in the following sizes
12oz | 16oz | 20oz
Best for serving salads, cold pasta & fresh fruit
Biodegradable Portion Pots
Portion Pots are available in the following sizes
2oz | 3oz
Perfect for sauces, garnishes and dips
Made from Ingeo Bioplastic™, these clear containers have a carbon footprint up to 80% lower than traditional oil-based plastic containers.
These containers are…
- Fully Biodegradable
- Commercially Compostable
- Printed with Non-Toxic inks
- Suitable for cold drinks & dishes
- Oil Free
Our compostable food boxes and trays are also available to order, get in touch with us for more information here.
Like this blog? Read about our new eco friendly ice cream tubs here.
Takeaway Packaging have been manufacturing branded food packaging for Sushi Bars for years. With so many different types of packaging out there, we know it can be tricky deciding what products are best suited to your company. All of our clients have different requirements, which is why we stock and produce such a wide range of disposables.
ChopsticksBranding your chopsticks/chopstick sleeves is a visually appealing way of increasing brand awareness. We can produce both wooden, disposable and resin reusable chopsticks.
View Our Chopsticks Page
Soup PotsOur soup pots are coated inside with a PE coating, this proves the ideal barrier against condensation when containing hot food. Alternatively, we can supply you with a PLA coated pot which makes the pot fully compostable. We can produce branded soup containers in any size and print them with vegetable-based inks.
View Our Soup Pots Page
Food BoxesHaving such a wide variety of styles, sizes and colours to choose from, we are sure we can create the perfect food box for your business. View the different options available to you here. If you don’t see the style you have in mind, get in touch with us – we are sure we can help.
View Our Food Boxes
Sushi TraysSushi trays are a new addition to our unbranded line, get in touch with us to find out more about the colourful range. If you’re looking to brand your sushi trays, click here to contact us.
Compostable OptionsMany of these items are available in compostable and biodegradable materials, get in touch with us to find out more.
We work closely with clients to ensure each and every product we produce is exactly as desired.
It’s hard to believe that a product brought to Europe in the early 1300s is still so popular today! On average, every person in the UK will eat around 9 litres of ice cream every year.
With summer nearing, we are very excited to share with you our range of unbranded ice cream tubs – available to purchase now.
Our Ice Cream Products
Mixed Design Scoop Tubs
These mixed design Ice Cream tubs are great for confectionary and frozen yogurt. Available in 8oz size.
Melt Design Scoop Tubs (Compostable)
Our new Ice Cream tubs have a charming drip design and are available in these sizes: 3oz, 5oz & 8oz. These tubs are completely biodegradable and compostable.
Our Ice Cream cups are manufactured from food grade paperboard and coated with PE or PLA.
These tubs are all suitable for ice cream, frozen desserts, nuts and confectionary.
We can brand these tubs with stickers, or you can take it a step further and design your own ice cream tubs. Choose your own sizes, style and quantity. If you need guidance with the design aspect, we can assist you. We brand Ice Cream tubs with food safe inks, read about our design services here.
Keeping with this week’s theme of Ice Cream, read our top Ice Cream parlours in London.
Our Favourite Ice Cream Parlours in London 2018
Gelupo opened its first branch in 2010 and second in 2015. With creations like ricotta and sour cherry or saffron and vanilla ice cream, you’re sure to stumble across something new.
Ruby Violet create bespoke ice cream & frozen treats in London. Their 2 branches in Tufnell Park and Kings Cross have proven a popular choice this year. Order their tasting menu to try six of their flavours.
Visit Ruby Violet
Chin Chin Labs
Chin Chin Labs are based in Camden and Soho. They began in Camden, 2011, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Their classic flavours include Tonka Bean and Valrhrona Chocolate.
Visit Chin Chin Labs
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- How to Reduce Your Firm’s Food Packaging Waste?
Read on to find eight different ways you can reduce food packaging, without reducing any of the fun that comes from a mid-shift snack.
- Everything You Need to Know about Bubble Tea in the UK
Bubble tea has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last few years with dedicated bubble tea stores cropping up all over Britain. Most of these stores are in the capital, such as Biju Bubble Tea.