Cups saved from landfill
An estimated three trillion of single-use cups have ended up in landfill in the last 30 years. The average lifespan of a single cup is less than 10 minutes, and due to their plastic content less than 1% will be recycled. The reusable takeaway Ecoffee Cup lasts for years if treated nicely.
Ecoffee Cup is made with natural, fast-growing bamboo fiber, corn starch and resin. The lid and sleeve are made with matte, food-grade silicone, which is latex-free and designed especially for hot liquids.
The company also sells reusable stainless steel straws and will introduce a number of other reusable products in Q4 2019.
Renewable source ► 75%
Currently, Ecoffee Cup is made with 75% natural materials. A new version will increase this to 97.5% by July 2019 and a 100% natural product should be available by February 2020.
Cups saved from landfill ► 20-30 million
Based on 1.8 million cups sold in 2018, an estimated 20 to 30 million cups were saved from landfill.
In 2018, Ecoffee Cup sold 1.8 million cups in over 25 countries, with the five largest markets being UK, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and South Africa. Sales are growing in US Japan, Taiwan and Australia.
Cups sold in 2018 ► 1.8 million
In 2018 1.8 million cups found their way to consumers.
Countries ► 25+
All over the world Ecoffee Cup inspires and helps people to make an eco-responsible choice for themselves, and the planet.
Fair and transparent business practices
Ecoffee Cup is fully transparent on the manufacturing of all components of its products. Production takes place in Ningbo, China in established ISO9001 accredited facilities that opened in 2017. Worker rights and workplace conditions are protected by way of Business Social Compliance Index (BSCI) and Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) audits that take place regularly. All products comply with European (LFGB) Food Contact Regulations (EC) No.1935/ 2004 and (EC) No.10/ 2011.
Products are certified for US (FDA) Food Contact, Japan Food Contact. Certified BPA, BPS and phthalate-free.
Read the interview with founders Ali and David McLagan.
Ecoffee Cup is one of the investments of Triodos Organic Growth Fund. Discover in the 2018 Impact Report how the fund aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food and agriculture system. The report also highlights the other investments in portfolio.