The official London Coffee Festival coffee cups manufactured by Decent Packaging
are made from plants, lined with plants, and dressed up in water-based ink. The essential concept at the heart of decent, is to ensure they can unmake everything they make, while 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. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report projects the oceans will contain at least 937 million tons of plastic and 895 million tons of fish by 2050, making it essential we move towards a circular economy.
The entire decent packaging product 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 cups and other decent packaging at the event, along with organic waste and food scraps, can be disposed of in the clearly marked LCF bins, before finding its 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!!!
With our goal to make The London Coffee Festival as waste-free as possible – we know you’ll be as excited as we are to reduce the amount of plastic being used and, in doing so, simplifying the waste systems, with the knowledge that both the packaging and food waste is being turned into compost and not going to landfill.