Café Punta del Cielo for a 100 % environmental awareness.
We are the first coffee chain in Mexico to use this technology. At Café Punta del Cielo we now use 100% compostable and biodegradable cups. These cups will be used at every of our stores nation and worldwide.
Mexico, D.F., October 2010. – The commitment we have at Café Punta del Cielo to the planet and our customers, led us to create the environmental awareness program called Cielo Azul. This program consists of the development of various activities, with the purpose of creating awareness and sensibility towards the care for the environment. The first of these activities was put into practice during the first semester of 2010. It consisted on neutralizing CO2 emissions generated at our stores. As a result of this, carbon offsets (international mechanism for decontamination) were obtained to sustain environmental projects. Today we can proudly share the second activity of this program; it consists in replacing all of the cups used in our stores nationwide with these new cups that, not only maintain the quality and taste of the coffee, but also are 100% compostable and biodegradable.
Some basic characteristics of this consumable item:
- The material covering the cup is made from corn starch and not from plastic, like the conventional cups.
- The trees that produce this paper fiber are are certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).
- We use water – based inks for the printing.
- It has been certified by the Institute of Biodegradable Products and fulfils all of its international composting regulations.