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Man City to trial paper coffee cups you can eat after using

Manchester City have revealed the use of 'edible coffee cups' as part of a new range of food options and concourse initiatives at the Etihad Stadium this season.

On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester City announced that the club would be trialling an ‘edible coffee cup’ scheme at the Etihad Stadium throughout the course of the 2021/2022 campaign. In the announcement of the environmentally-friendly initiative, the club noted that the 'edible coffee cups' are manufactured from fully recyclable “sustainable sourced paper and card”.

Additionally, the ‘edible coffee cup’ will be joined by the introduction of a new 100% recyclable and zero plastic beer cups. City say it is 'part of the Club’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from catering operations and improve our carbon impact even further.'

All beer will be sold in a 100 percent plastic-free "market-leading paper cup made from sustainably sourced and fully recyclable paper and card. Whilst an edible coffee cup is also going to be trailed. The club said today that the "fantastic and innovative solution provides an amazing solution to waste." They are going to be trialled at the hot drinks stalls in City Square and outside the West Entrance. Although fans won't be forced to eat the cups, they can place in the club's composting waste disposal units instead.

Manchester City have also unveiled new items including vegan chilli nachos, pizza and loaded fries, with the Garden Gourmet Vegan Sensational burger also still available. Heineken Zero will also now be available throughout the Etihad Stadium, confirmed by the club.

Author: Paula Holguin