Tim Hortons trials fibre-based hot beverage lids

Tim Hortons trials fibre-based hot beverage lids

Sustainability

Beginning this week, Tim Hortons establishments across Prince Edward Island will embark on a 12-week trial of plastic-free, fibre-based hot beverage lids as part of our ongoing commitment to curb the use of single-use plastics.

The objective of this trial is to explore alternatives to plastic lids that are not only environmentally friendly but also offer a superior drinking experience while being easier to compost or recycle.

Over the past year, Tim Hortons has made significant strides in transitioning various packaging items to reduce reliance on single-use plastics. Initiatives include the introduction of wooden and fibre cutlery and the replacement of plastic lids on Loaded Bowls with fibre lids.

Tim Hortons testing plastic-free and recyclable hot beverage lids in all Tims restaurants across Prince Edward Island for up to 12 weeks © CNW Group/Tim Hortons
Paul Yang, Senior Director of Procurement, Sustainability and Packaging for Tim Hortons, said: We're excited to ask Islanders to help us test this new, plastic-free and recyclable lid for Tim Hortonshot beverage cups. We're known for serving Canada's favourite coffee, so it's important that we develop a best-in-class solution for our guests. We've worked hard on developing a fibre lid that feels like our current lids but is plastic-free. These fibre lids are part of our five-year journey to develop more sustainable solutions for all our packaging and we're excited to have our guests in Prince Edward Island join us in this test.

The trial in P.E.I. will feature an enhanced version of a similar fibre lid previously tested in select Tim Hortons outlets across Vancouver in early 2023. That trial successfully reduced the use of over 3.3 million plastic lids.

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