The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

15 & 16 JUNE 2021


Sustainable Cups Get A Makeover

Silver Sponsors Biopac UK Ltd, a leading supplier of environmentally responsible foodservice disposables, has released a striking range of commercially compostable art series cups featuring designs from 12 UK artists.

This is the first of many new innovations and products made possible by joining forces with Australian based sustainable packaging company BioPak. This partnership will see Biopac integrate with BioPak to bring to the UK the best of both companies.

The art series has been enormously successful across Australia and New Zealand, profiling emerging local artists and their unique artworks that explore themes relating to the natural environment and sustainability.

For the UK release, they will be featuring designs by local UK artists, one of these being Tom Askew the artist behind the design ‘Blue Flower’. Tom said, “It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of a project which is looking to make a difference to the environment, especially when nature is such a big inspiration to me and my illustration work.”

The cups are made from sustainably sourced paper lined with Ingeo™ bioplastic – which is made from plants, not plastic. Choosing bioplastic over plastic reduces carbon emissions by 75%. These paper hot cups can be commercially composted and are designed to be part of the circular economy.

There are more announcements to be made regarding Biopac UK and BioPak Australia’s relationship over the coming months. Biopac UK’s Technical Director, Mark Brigden says, “These art series cups are just the beginning of a string of compostable packaging innovations we have in store for businesses and consumers who, like us, want to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations.”

The UK Art Series is available in 4oz, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz single wall hot cups. There are a mix of three different artists per size. A limited number of Art Series hot cups are now available via the Biopac UK sales team or online at

Want to see more of the most innovative sustainable products in food and drink? Check out our ALL NEW Sustainability Trail at the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo for 2019. 


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