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The future of sustainable cup lids has landed

100% plastic free, recyclable, and spill safe, Huhtamaki’s award-winning Future SmartTM Duo fiber lids are a game changer for operators seeking to deliver a range of hot and cold beverages on-the-go while looking after the environment

Huhtamaki’s Future Smart Duo fiber lids, which are revolutionising the on-the-go beverage experience | Photo credit: Huhtahmaki

The sustainability versus convenience dilemma

Today’s consumers are demanding more from hospitality experiences than ever before. They covet the convenience of on-the-go beverages wherever and whenever they desire – but they also want to look after the planet by reducing plastic waste and switching to environmentally sustainable materials.
Convenience and sustainability are often viewed in opposition – a dynamic that can prove a headache for operators balancing a quality on-the-go beverage service with the desire to eliminate single-use plastic waste.
But what if cafés and caterers could have the best of both worlds – a product that looks just like a regular cup lid, but caters to the demands of the environmentally conscious consumer while delivering superior beverage enjoyment?

The eco-friendly lid solution

Enter Huhtamaki’s Future Smart Duo fiber lids, which are revolutionising the on-the-go beverage experience. Crafted from 100% renewable plant-based materials, Future Smart Duo fiber lids are completely plastic-free, certified industrially compostable and recyclable at existing UK facilities, making them the convenient option for eco-conscious consumers.
“The Future Smart Duo lids are an excellent alternative to plastic lids. They are compostable, made from a mixture of plant fibers, which are fully renewable resources and offer a sustainable choice for people to enjoy both hot and cold beverages. We have built further on the innovation and introduced fibre lids and similar fiber-based packaging products across leading food service operators in Europe." says Neal McCone, Category Director for QSR and Specialty Coffee from Huhtamaki Fiber Foodservice business segment.

Superior versatility and spill-free design

Huhtamaki’s innovative lid technology doesn't stop with its unrivalled green credentials. Future Smart Duo fiber lids are also the most reliable choice on the market for complete on-the-go enjoyment, whatever the season.
The innovative round sip-hole design means that whether serving espresso, cappuccino, iced coffee or cold brew, operators can serve hot or cold beverages with spill-free confidence.
Available in 63mm, 80mm and 90mm diameters, Duo fiber lids have also been customised for a wide range of cup sizes at major foodservice and coffee chains across Europe, making them the ideal on-the-go solution to ensure customers leave with a smile every time.

Duo fiber lids won the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the Foodservice Packaging Awards (FPA) | Photo credit: Huhtamaki

Award-winning innovation

With breakthrough innovation at its heart, it is no surprise the Future Smart Duo lid is gaining recognition across the global food service industry. Duo fiber lids won the prestigious Product Innovation Award at the Foodservice Packaging Awards (FPA) for front of house food packaging products after being selected by an independent judging panel.
Just as consumers are increasingly aware of their environmental impact, they are also scrutinising their health and wellbeing as never before. That’s no problem for Huhtamaki’s
Future Smart Duo fiber lids, which are certified food safe and completely PFA-free, meaning customers can sip in complete confidence.

The ideal on-the-go lid solution for operators of all sizes

Gone are the days when delivering a convenient on-the-go beverage service meant sacrificing sustainability or quality. With Huhtamaki’s Future Smart Duo fiber lids, all hospitality businesses – from independent cafés to caterers and multi-site operators – can truly enjoy the best of both worlds for plastic-free and spill-secure beverage enjoyment.


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