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BioCaif is a composite material consisting of ground coffee waste and a bio-polymer, Polylactic Acid (PLA). Due to constant growth within the coffee industry, the problem of waste is growing in conjunction with it. BioCaif is a 100% biodegradable material that is a sustainable solution to a growing problem.

The material itself has been used to develop a range of products aimed at promoting sustainability within the industry. They consist of a coffee cup, a takeaway lid and stirrers. The coffee cup is supplied in a 6oz, 8oz and 12oz cup and is aimed to be used within cafes. The BioCaif lid was developed so that the cup can be used as a reusable cup. The BioCaif stirrers are produced in sheet form and are simply snapped off before use.

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