Interview with Sky News: Coffee chains trial fully compostable cup and lid

Activity: OtherMedia (TV)


Interviewed as part of piece on bio-based and bio-degradable plastics for coffee cups. Is a part of Sky New's ongoing "Ocean Rescue" series, looking to reduce the build-up of plastics in the ocean. Thomas Farmer can an interview describing how the University of York are involved in developing new bio-based plastics that are more easily recycled or bio-degraded and therefore reduce environmental damage. The piece was shown on Sky News (UK) on 15th April 2017 on their main news channel (repeated several times during the day)
Period15 Apr 2017
Held atSky News, United Kingdom


  • bio-based chemicals
  • bio-based polymers
  • Bio-based products
  • biodegradable
  • plastic