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Tim Hortons just launched a 100% recyclable 'spill-reducing' lid

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Kayla Gladysz May 13, 2019 7:15 am 2,948

A daily cup of Joe from Timmies is a delicious routine, but real ones know that those lids are neither recyclable or particularly comfy to sip from.

So to make your mornings a little more painless, the Canadian institution has launched a brand new lid that is more comfortable to use and 100% recyclable.

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“We took more than two years to develop the new lid – conducting 12 research studies, serving over 30 million beverages, and working with thousands of guests to help us design it,” says Alex Macedo, President of Tim Hortons, in a press release.

“Our guests have been asking for a better lid for years and we took the time to research and develop an improved lid that not just reduces spills but has a reduced carbon footprint. Guest feedback on our new lid is overwhelmingly positive with a nine-to-one preference over our old lid,” Macedo said.

The lids have been completely redesigned, now boasting a raised dome, tabbed closure, and the added touch of an imprinted maple leaf.

Now made from polypropylene, the lids are 100% recyclable. You’ll be able to toss lids into all Tims recycling bins, and the material is also accepted in 95% of curbside recycling programs across Canada.

In addition to the new lids, Tims is rolling out a few more additions and changes to their stores. Stores will be offering reusable cups from $1.99, starting this summer.

CNW Group / Tim Hortons

Other coffee packaging sustainability initiatives in 2019 include testing a more environmentally friendly paper cup, testing a new strawless lid for iced coffee, and rolling out wooden stir sticks.

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