The official London Coffee Festival coffee cups manufactured by Decent Packaging
are made from plants and entirely compostable. The essential concept at the heart of decent is ‘everything we make, we can unmake’ - minimising their impact on the environment by using materials derived from plants, to transform packaging into an industry beyond oil.
So, why plant-based compostable packaging over plastic? Since 1964, plastic production has increased twenty-fold, yet just 5% of plastics are recycled effectively. Transitioning to a circular economy means preventing waste in the first place by using by-products like bagasse - just one of the sustainable materials that decent use.
The entire decent packaging range is compostable, ensuring that wherever packaging is used at this year’s event – whether that be for your coffee or food samples – decent can supply a plant-based compostable option, simplifying our waste streams for The London Coffee Festival, and tying into the circular economy.
This means that all LCF-branded cups and other decent packaging used, along with organic waste and food scraps, can be disposed of in the clearly marked LCF bins, before finding their way to compost. We’ll even have our friendly Bin Hosts on-site to help – too easy!
And how will we make sure it’s composted? This year we’ve also partnered with First Mile to collect and compost everything from The London Coffee Festival. Once collected, the waste will be taken to their composting facility where the compostable packaging and food waste will integrate into the organic waste system. It's then turned into nutrient-rich fertiliser from the composting process - how cool is that? That’s the circular economy baby!!!
Our goal is to make The London Coffee Festival as sustainable as possible and simplify this waste process for everyone. We thank you, and decent packaging, for your support in managing the waste correctly and directing both the packaging and food waste away from landfill, to create a sustainable, circular economy.