It’s a high-flying idea.
A New Zealand airline is testing edible biscotti coffee cups, in an effort to reduce waste.
The airline partnered with New Zealand company twiice create the cups.
Niki Chave, a senior manager at Air New Zealand, said in a statement sent to the Daily News that the vanilla-flavored cups are leakproof and 100% edible.
Cups stay crispy — well after drinking the coffee, the airline said on social media. [More U.S. News] 5-year-old Montana boy with brain cancer gets ride on ‘unicorn’ »
“The cups have been a big hit with the customers who have used these and we’ve also been using the cups as dessert bowls,” Chave said.
Coffee cups made from plant-based material will remain available on flights for passengers who have allergies or dietary concerns, Air New Zealand said. These cups are compostable, as they are made from paper and corn.
An estimated 15 million cups will be saved from landfills every year through the switch to plant-based materials, the airline said in a statement.
The announcement of the edible cups saw a positive reaction from users on social media.
“Fantastic idea, Air New Zealand!” one user wrote.
“What a brilliant idea to reduce waste and offer a delicious biscuit with the coffee. Well done,” another user commented.
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Twiice said it plans to expand from cups to other edible items over the next year.