Air New Zealand serves edible teacups on flights to minimise onboard waste production

Air New Zealand has announced its collaboration with New Zealand-based Twiice, specializing in making edible cups, to serve coffee in edible cups to minimise onboard waste, the company said.

In the past, the national carrier of New Zealand has experimented with eco-friendly waste management solutions, switching to biodegradable cups on flights and in its lounges.

The cups, tailor-made for Air New Zealand, have been brought out in vanilla flavour and are resistant to melting from warm fluids.

Both Twiice and Air New Zealand proceeding to explore new opportunities to expand their partnership. Twiice is working towards the development of edible crockery such as plates and dishes that would eventually be served on the flights of Air New Zealand.