, in Australia and New Zealand over 1.5 billion paper cups are disposed of each year. Converting to BioCups and lids would result in the greenhouse gas savings equivalent to driving a new vehicle for 58 443 450 km, and 281 153 tree seedlings being grown for 10 years.
Additionally, an outstanding fossil fuel savings equivalent to 41 835 barrels of oil per year, and the electricity consumed for 1 month by 85 244 households.
Simon O’Brien, founder and franchisor of Lava Carts, said they are passionate about providing customers coffee with substance, giving people a product they can really enjoy and delivering it in an environmentally friendly way.
"Like most retail businesses, Lava Carts is committed to selling products that are of the finest quality, but what makes us different and allows us to stand out from the crowd are our sustainable practices when it comes to delivering those products," Mr O’Brien said.
"Both company and franchised Lava Cart kiosks are all using biodegradable and recyclable coffee cups, lids, packaging and cutlery. We pride ourselves on being a small business taking this large initiative and our customers take pride in purchasing environmentally friendly products as well, all working together towards a sustainable future,".
Richard Fine, Director of BioPak commented, "BioPak is thrilled to be associated with Lava Carts, both companies share sustainable business ideals whilst continually looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. By choosing BioCups, Lava Carts ensure their quality coffee is served in a quality cup made from sustainable plant based raw materials,".
Lava Carts are currently operating in Mackay Queensland and offering franchising opportunities nationally.
To find out more about Lava Carts franchising contact Simon O’Brien on 0458 202 649 or [email protected] or visit www.lavacarts.com.au