Cafe launches limited edition '˜I LOVE Gunwharf Quays' compostable takeaway cups

COFFEE lovers will now be able to sip their lattes guilt-free thanks to an independent cafe launching fully compostable takeaway cups.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 11:16 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 12:20 pm
Compostable coffee cup
Compostable coffee cup

The '˜I LOVE Gunwharf Quays' takeaway cups will be available at Real Eating Company based in the shopping centre with a limited edition sketch of Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower.

The packaging naturally breaks down to nothing which reduces the amount of plastic that ends up in landfill.

Founder Helena Hudson said: '˜Gunwharf Quays is a tremendous place to have a business and we wanted to take our own step to reinforce to our customers and the wider community what a great place it is and to take great pride in it. 

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'˜We are an independent business, committed to local and independent sourcing as well as a sustainable way of working and we feel that this design and the new environmentally-friendly cups will be welcomed by our customers. We are also very happy to hear that Gunwharf Quays' management are introducing cup specific bins to tackle the issue of disposing waste on the site.'

Yvonne Clay, senior marketing manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: '˜We are committed to supporting sustainable initiatives and are thrilled to launch the Real Eating Company compostable cups at Gunwharf Quays. Made even more special with the Portsmouth-inspired design, we are certain our guests will love the concept.'

The limited-edition takeaway cups are available for coffees and from Monday to Friday any takeaway coffee before 12 noon is just £2.00 as part of their ongoing Early Bird promotion aimed at local workers and residents.  The cafe is also partnering with local bakery Bread Addiction, to sell their sticky cinnamon buns.