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This airline introduced edible coffee cups to reduce plastic waste.

Air New Zeeland is trialing edible coffee cups made from cookies.

The vanilla biscotti cups will be served both on-board and in the regional airport lounge in Auckland, reported by Stuff.

It was reported that the trial has been launched in a bid to reduce waste and will see the vanilla-flavored biscotti cups served both onboard and in the airline’s airport lounge. The cups are made by sustainable New Zealand Company Twice and will be used not just for hot drinks but also in the place of bowls for desserts such as ice cream.

Air New Zealand Lounge Leader Stratos Scanlan, the company serves about 600 coffees in its Auckland regional lounge on any given morning.

According to Insider, in July 2019, Air New Zealand revealed it was rolling out plant-based coffee cups, getting rid of single-use plastic water bottles and plastic sauce sachets from it’s Business Premier and Premium Economy cabins and are also gradually replacing plastic soft drink cups.

Air New Zealand isn’t the first company to introduce edible coffee cups. Italian coffee brand Lavazza, for example, started using them as far back as 2012.

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