Sales of the Metro Cup Fairtrade promotional cups from Bunzl Catering Supplies have increased by 94% year-on-year, demonstrating that coffee shop operators are committed to supporting the Fairtrade initiative.
The designs for the biodegradable hot paper cups have been approved by the Fairtrade Foundation and can only be used to serve Fairtrade certified drinks.
Paul Willcocks, director, exclusive brands at Bunzl Catering Supplies said: "Our sales of the Metro Cup biodegradable hot paper cups have exceeded all expectations and we are of course delighted. However, what we're really celebrating is the fact that our customers are committed to showing their customers that they wholeheartedly support the Fairtrade initiative.
Manufactured in the UK, the cups are made from a sustainable paper source. Paper fibres are from well-managed forests that can be traced to their origin and are PEFC Chain of Custody Certified. The Bio-coated cups also conform to EN13432, the European norm for compostability of packaging, as illustrated by the seedling logo.