Tim Hortons Testing Plastic-Free and Recyclable Hot Beverage Lids Across P.E.I.


CHARLOTTETOWN — Tim Hortons restaurants across P.E.I. will begin a 12-week test of plastic-free, fibre hot-beverage lids as part of its efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

The goal of the trial is to work toward developing a guest-friendly alternative to plastic lids that are easier to compost or recycle, while still providing a great drinking experience.

“We’ve worked hard on developing a fibre lid that feels like our current lids but is plastic-free,” says Paul Yang, senior director of Procurement, Sustainability and Packaging for Tim Hortons. “These fibre lids are part of our five-year journey to develop more sustainable solutions for all our packaging.”

Over the past year, Tim Hortons has transitioned a number of packaging items in an effort to help reduce the use of single-use plastics, including introducing wooden and fibre cutlery, and replacing plastic lids on Loaded Bowls with fibre lids.

This test in P.E.I is using an improved version of a similar fibre lid that was trialed in select Tim Hortons restaurants across Vancouver in early 2023 and helped reduce the use of more than 3.3 million plastic lids.

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