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Retailer Tim Hortons to launch innovative new hot beverage cup, other initiatives

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Retailer Tim Hortons to launch innovative new hot beverage cup, other initiatives

October 22, 2021 - 16:45
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OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 21, 2021 (Press Release) -Tim Hortons is excited to celebrate Waste Reduction Week by announcing three initiatives that reflect the Tims For Good platform and a commitment to sustainability.

Trial of new hot beverage cup that’s compostable and recyclable

Tim Hortons is partnering with WestRock to launch a test of an innovative new hot beverage cup design in January at select Vancouver restaurants. The test will feature cups that are made with up to 20 per cent post-consumer recycled content and are compostable and recyclable.

This design allows a greater proportion of the cup’s paper fibre to be recovered in the repulping process. The aim is to drive better economics for those that collect and repurpose post-consumer material and could help in our goal to have more recycling programs across Canada accept Tims cups. Currently, Tim Hortons hot beverage cups can be recycled in British Columbia and in some municipalities in other provinces.

“We’re proud to be taking this next step on our journey to develop cups that can be recycled anywhere in Canada, or that are compostable,” said Paul Yang, Senior Director of Sustainability and Packaging for Tim Hortons.

“We will be working with government and industry stakeholders across Canada to share the results of the trial. We want to share our progress so we can work together toward developing the best solutions for everyone to use for a more sustainable future.”

This latest design builds off previous work that separately tested cups made with post-consumer recycled materials, and cups that featured a liner that was compostable or recyclable. This trial is testing a cup that is compostable or recyclable while also utilizing recycled materials.

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Tim Hortons announces three new sustainability initiatives for Waste Reduction Week