Sovereign has announced the launch of a new domed bio sip-lid made from bagasse, fibrous matter from sugarcane or sorghum stalks.
Bagasse is the remaining fibrous matter after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
The substance is less likely to crack than conventional plastic lids and is safe to use with hot drinks.
The GoodLife bio sip-lid fits tightly on all 90mm diameter paper hot cups on the UK market. It stays securely on the cup even if it is tipped, according to tests by the company.
The lid is also 100% compostable and biodegrades with general food waste.
Sovereign commercial director Danny Feldman said: "There are expensive PLA lids that are compostable available but unless you know what you are looking at it looks just like and can be easily mistaken for any other plastic sip-lid. The GoodLife bio sip-lid looks, feels and is the most eco-friendly lid on the market today."
The sip-lid was introduced after several years of research and development. It is protected with European Community Design Registration.
The lid is instantly recognisable as an environmentally-friendly product, as it features a visual of brand icon Eco the Friendly Frog and also the word 'compostable'.
Image: GoodLife bio sip-lid can be used safely even with the hottest drinks. Photo: courtesy of SOVEREIGN.