The new lids will be initially launched in Europe to help food brands switch from plastic packaging to a cost-effective option
Sustainability solutions provider Zume has introduced its sustainable snap-fit coffee cup lids in Europe to eliminate plastic from to-go cups.
Initially, the new lids will be launched in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Spain to help food brands switch from plastic packaging to a cost-effective option.
The lids are said to be compostable, snappable, and PFAS-free and will help food companies to meet their sustainability commitments without sacrificing performance.
Zume CEO Alex Garden said: “As brands, we have a responsibility to prioritize our environmental impact the way we do our bottom lines; through our sustainable coffee lids, food brands can now do both.
“Our moulded fibre lids have the same premium feel and functionality that coffee drinkers expect and show what’s possible when you combine a sustainable mindset with world-class engineering and product design at a price that makes it a cost-effective alternative to plastic.”
Zume said that its snap-fit lids are created with consumers in mind to provide an advanced coffee lid that is snappable and leak-proof without any presence of harmful chemicals.
The lids went through a thorough testing and quality control process to ensure that they operate as expected while not adding to the plastic crisis.
They will also aid the firm to cut plastic waste while fostering the development of a circular economy from harvest to production and disposal.
The lids are made from mouldable fibres such as sugarcane fibre, bamboo, wheat, straw, and blends of other grass fibres to make them compostable and recyclable.
The firm’s environmentally friendly coffee lids are part of a larger line of compostable food and beverage packaging.
The latest addition expands Zume’s efforts to replace plastic and Styrofoam with sustainable solutions across Europe and the global marketplace.