Plastic is an extraordinary substance when used for the right applications. Due to its resilient properties however, single use is not always the best way to use plastic.
It is important that we can offer choices that are relevant to today’s market, while enabling our customers to provide their customers with a wide range of options to suit all needs.
This includes the introduction of our CPLA cutlery range. CPLA stands for Polylactide Aliphatic Copolymer. A very long word that basically means the range is made from corn starch and is both compostable and biodegradable.
This competitively priced product is made from high quality material and features a ‘100% compostable’ message to let users know how to dispose of the products correctly.
Demand is continuing to grow across all product ranges for sustainable options. By introducing cutlery, we are reaching out to new customers, while providing existing customers with the choice that will enable them to treat us as a one-stop shop.
Whether you a are taking a tea break to break-up the day, out of habit or simply to quench a thirst, a great British cuppa is still a necessity for most in getting through the 9-5. But is the tea break a dying ritual?
Whilst it is proven that taking a tea break can have a benefit to both employees and businesses alike with proven results in increasing productivity, our current work ethics and cultures are proving all too tempting to skip breaks altogether with 1 in 5 people saying they take fewer tea breaks now than they did a year ago!
This can be further supported by a recent study by total jobs. According to research,68% of the 7,135 surveyed justified skipping breaks including lunch saying, ‘they had too much to do or an unexpected task to handle.’
With workplaces now being more flexible, more people are not office based and are being less exposed to professional behaviour and office habits.
Are you encouraging your staff to have a tea break?
With coffee shops set to outnumber the traditional pub by 2030, coffee drinking continues to be a growing trend. According to the Tetley tea report ‘In five years the café market rose by 37% increasing to an impressive £1 Billion to £3.4 Billion in sales, back in 2016’.
The UK is now one of the largest markets for coffee with a total number of outlets standing at 7,934, in front of both Germany (5,193) and France (3,361).
Despite the three biggest giants in Europe; Costa, Starbucks and McCafe being present on nearly every high street, there has been a growing trend in seeking out more independent options. So why are we as a nation frequenting cafes more and more? Here are the top 4 reasons:
35% of people visit cafes to socialise
34% of people visit cafes to relax
34% of people visit cafes to quench thirst
34% of people visit cafes to have a break
Our Coffee of choice
Among the many brands we supply through the website, our most successful is the Baytown range. Whilst the Baytown company was launched in 2013 with the idea of simply selling great quality coffee, their expertise date back to the 1940s!
At Thirstybox, we provide a number of alternatives to the traditional plastic water cup.
We have seen a steep increase in sales of paper cups and cones as end users continue to seek out alternatives to plastic single use cups, exploring options that may be gentler on the environment while maintaining convenience.
Last year Thirstybox launched a 7oz Aqua Swirl cup aimed specifically at the water industry. The blue and white Aqua swirl has generated a significant following from those who want their offering to stand out, while sales of paper cones and the 7oz compostable PLANET cup have also spiked.
Our Business Development Executive, Dan Wilford explains: “There’s a general eagerness to explore alternatives to plastic however expense is a very real issue for the majority of business owners. Our challenge is to provide enough choices to satisfy both ends of the spectrum and the cone is most definitely a cost-effective solution.”
“The ideal solution for gyms, swimming pools and spas, paper cones are significantly cheaper than single use plastic and, so, tick all boxes. Alternatively, the 7oz Aqua swirl is available for those with more money to spend and a desire to impress. For the customers that really want to do their bit, 7oz PLA cup offers an eco-friendly option.”
Find out more information on the cups/cones we have on offer, simply by inputting the product codes in our search bar –