Who doesn’t know them, the classic hot drink vending machines with disposable plastic cups?
I think everyone is aware that this creates a lot of plastic waste. That’s why we at SEHO started looking for alternatives to tackle this problem as well.
We came across a local drinks retailer from Bad Mergentheim who has a solution for exactly this. This offers hot drinks machines where you can choose between the two options of paper cups or your own cup (reusable). In addition, there are only whole beans in the machine, which are freshly ground after pressing the beverage selection button.
But now we asked ourselves the following additional question: “How can we make the use of the reusable variant more attractive in order to avoid waste?” As a solution, we decided to lower the price for a drink including a paper cup by €0.05 in comparison to make your own cup more expensive.
In the summer of 2022 we took another step towards sustainability and also got rid of the paper cups. This means that you can only use your own cup, which saves us around 10,000 paper cups a year. But let’s be honest, the coffee tastes much better from your own cup than from the paper cup, doesn’t it?