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Airline serves edible tea cups on flights

Filed on December 29, 2019
Airline serves edible tea cups on flights

(Air New Zealand)

Collaborated with Twiice, a business based in New Zealand that specialises in making edible cups.

Air New Zealand has come up with the idea of serving coffee in edible cups on its flights to minimise onboard waste production. It's not the first time that the national carrier of New Zealand has experimented with eco-friendly waste management solutions. In the past, it had switched to biodegradable cups on flights and in its lounges.

To take it a step further, the airline collaborated with Twiice, a family business based in New Zealand that specialises in making edible cups, reported CNN Travel. The cups, tailor-made for Air New Zealand, have been brought out in vanilla flavour and are resistant to melting from warm fluids.

Nikki Chave who is the customer experience manager of the airlines told CNN that around eight million cups of coffee are served on board Air New Zealand flights each year, and since the launch of this innovative pilot project, the customer feedback for edible cups has so far been positive.

Both Twiice and Air New Zealand are going ahead to explore new opportunities to expand their partnership. As told by Jamie Cashmore, the co-founder of Twiice, his company is working towards the development of a whole range of edible crockery such as plates and dishes that would eventually be served on the flights of its sky flying partner. - ANI

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