Costa joins recyclable cup scheme

29 August 2014

coffee-addict- Costa have signed up to the new Simply Cups cup recovery and recycling membership scheme.

Simply Cups, the only UK service specialising in recycling disposable beverage cups, is a partnership between Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Simply Waste Solutions.

Originally, paper cups were a bugger to recycle due to the polyethylene in their design.

However Simply Cups have come up with a new system, which pulps the cups and separates the plastic and paper, which lets them be recycled individually.

Simply Cups only started up in August, and works in the London and Thames Valley areas, but with initiatives like these, are set to grow country-wide, and will try and put a dent into the figure of 2.5 million cups that end up in landfill each year instead.

The long-windedly titled Energy and Environment Manager at Whitbread, parent company of Costa, Ollie Rosevear, said:

“Costa is always looking for new innovations, partnerships and collaborative efforts to lead the way in developing sustainable solutions to reduce the impact of our cups on the environment. Our membership is a great example of this ongoing work.”

Hurrah for proper recycleable cups!

TOPICS:   Supermarket   High Street News

1 comment

  • Mark W.
    Fantastic new initiative, Simply Cups will be recycling all types of paper cups, so now all paper cups are recyclable.

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