No Plastic Journey
Every year in the UK, we send 18 million tonnes of waste to landfill, much of which is plastic. Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose, and much of it, such as plastic water bottles, is classed as ‘single use’.
We’re looking at all the plastic we use at rijo42, and are cutting it out wherever we can. We now use compostable and cardboard packing as much as possible. Our ultimate aim is to get to a point where we use no new plastic materials at all, and we’re already a good way into our journey.
Many of us these days lead busy lives, and like to grab a coffee on the move. If you’ve installed one of our ‘coffee on the go’ machines, then we’re delighted to say that our cups are to become fully recyclable. Many disposable hot drinks cups have a thin layer of plastic inside to help seal them, meaning they’re not fully biodegradable.
In 2019, we’re trialling cups with a lining made from a new material that will break down completely, allowing you to dispose of used cups in standard paper recycling bins.