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Irish coffee company Frank and Honest goes compostable

Irish coffee company Frank and Honest is to become the first national brand to move to 100 per cent compostable coffee cups.

Frank and Honest, available in selected SuperValu, Centra and Mace stores, will replace all non-recyclable single-use coffee cups with a new compostable cup and lid from September 2018. The new initiative has the potential to divert millions of coffee cups from landfill annually.

Fergal O’Kane from Musgrave, said: “Frank and Honest has a national geographical footprint with 630 locations across the island of Ireland, so this new initiative will help move towards a more sustainable Northern Ireland."

The certified compostable coffee cups will be made from plant-based materials. After use, they can go in the brown bin and will biodegrade with food waste in under 12 weeks, creating nutrient-rich compost to feed Northern Ireland soils.

Frank and Honest is available at selected SuperValu, Centra and Mace stores in over 70 locations in Northern Ireland including the first sit-in café in SuperValu Comber.