New research from Huhtamaki gives insight into UK takeaway hot drinks market

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Leading global packaging specialist Huhtamaki is always keen to share its knowledge with customers, and in order to further understand the use of disposable cups within beverage services found on the UK high street, Huhtamaki commissioned independent research into consumer attitudes towards takeaway hot drinks.

 The research shows that 80% of the UK population purchase takeaway hot drinks, 85% of consumers want outlets to use compostable takeaway cups, and over half of consumers (57%) would pay 2% more for their drinks to be served in them.  Support for UK manufacturing was also identified – 83% of consumers would prefer caterers to use disposable cups made in the UK.

Huhtamaki researched three main areas – frequency and type of purchase, the importance of the disposable cup, and environmental concerns – amongst 2,000 respondents representative of the general UK population aged 18+ years, who purchased hot drinks from independent or high street coffee shops within the couple of months prior to being questioned.