Java Republic, Ireland’s premier food service partner, is leading the way in terms of sustainability by providing customers with compostable coffee cups that are 100% biodegradable.
Speaking after reports that a charge of up to 15c could be levied on disposable coffee cups in a bid to tackle waste, Managing Director of Java Republic, Grace O’Shaughnessy, said: “Sustainability has always been at the core of what we do at Java Republic. We are delighted to be leading the way in tackling the issue of waste caused by regular disposable coffee cups.
“Java Republic’s compostable cups are a concrete solution to Ireland’s waste problem as they can be organically recycled. This means we provide a closed loop system from growing the crop to bringing it back to nature again by creating compost that can be used on Irish land.”
Java Republic’s Down2Earth Vegware Coffee Cups are manufacured in Co. Clare and can be disposed into the commercial and domestic food waste bins to be organically recycled in under 90 days. This process creates compost which can be spread onto local agricultural farm land benefiting and improving soil crops in Ireland.
Java Republic is encouraging customers of its Ballycoolin and Molesworth Street cafés to return their branded compostable cups so they can be disposed of in a sustainable manner.