Coffee Cup Recycling

10th May 2018
James Cropper Receives First Load For Coffee Cup Recycling

James Cropper Receives First Load For Coffee Cup Recycling

James Cropper received its first load of coffee cups from a London materials recycling facility (MRF) last week. James Cropper are based in Kendal and have developed CupCyclingTM technology. They take the virgin paper in takeaway cups and upcycle it … Continue reading

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26th April 2018
Starbucks Reports 150% Increase In Reusable Cup Use

Starbucks Reports 150% Increase In Reusable Cup Use

Results of a Starbucks trial show reusable cup usage has increased by 156.6% in the trial stores, measured by the number of customers redeeming the 25p reusable cup discount, it says. The results evaluate the impact of a 5p paper … Continue reading

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25th April 2018
Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

The Government’s recent initiatives to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 should not be seen as an alternative to kerbside recycling, but should work alongside it, the Local Government Association (LGA) says. In a published briefing on the debate … Continue reading

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19th March 2018
Has DS Smith Cracked The Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge?

Has DS Smith Cracked The Coffee Cup Recycling Challenge?

Following months of in-depth research, UK-based packaging and paper company, DS Smith, has found a solution to the coffee cup recycling challenge, it says. Using its state-of-the-art paper mill in Kent, the company believes it could recycle up to the … Continue reading

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9th March 2018
Government Rejects “Latte Levy” In Favour Of Voluntary Action

Government Rejects “Latte Levy” In Favour Of Voluntary Action

The Government has “refused to take any decisive action” on the complex issue of coffee cups – including the introduction of a “latte levy” – and has instead chosen to rely on voluntary commitments, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) says. … Continue reading

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26th February 2018
Starbucks Launches Coffee Cup Charge Trial Across London

Starbucks Launches Coffee Cup Charge Trial Across London

Today (26 February) Starbucks has launched a pioneering 5p coffee cup charge trial in 35 stores across the city, west end, and west London, to evaluate whether customers will reduce their use of single-use paper cups. The proceeds from the … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Coffee Giants Sign ACE UK Cup Recycling Agreement

Coffee Giants Sign ACE UK Cup Recycling Agreement

Coffee giants, such as Costa and Starbuck, along with organisations from across the paper cup supply chain, have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper … Continue reading

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21st June 2017
Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia Rolls Out National “Solution” To Coffee Cup Recycling

Veolia is set to roll out its national coffee cup “solution” to make cup recycling possible in offices across the UK after finding 52% of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or more drinks a … Continue reading

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