Award Winning Recycling System Launches in the UK For Takeaway Coffee Cups

UK recycling company Shredall has launched an award winning recycling system for takeaway coffee cups, in partnership with Australian brand Detpak.

Coffee cups across the UK will be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into paper with the introduction of Detpak’s RecycleMe system in partnership with recycling brand Shredall Ltd.

The revolutionary recycling collection system solves the growing problem that sees more than 2.5 billion coffee cups go to landfill in the UK each year! It closes the loop for the industry and guarantees collected paper cups will be counted and recycled into high quality paper products.

They feature an innovative next generation lining that can be easily removed from the cup to ensure recyclability in standard pulping processes.

With more than two and a half billion paper cups sent to landfill each year in the UK, Detpak’s Product Marketing Manager Kristin Camery told YCB how the RecycleMe system promotes a longer life for the paper cups and supports a circular economy to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value for as long as possible.

Speaking of the RecycleMe recyclable coffee cups system, Shredall Managing Director Nik Williams also said:

“Shredall currently has 13,000 collection points around the UK and will support the establishment of additional collection stations for RecycleMe cups.

“Currently less than 1% of takeaway cups are recycled but the RecycleMe system is designed to provide a guarantee and transparency of the recycling process.

“We’re delighted to partner with Detpak on this project. Takeaway coffees are an ingrained part of our everyday lives, and with this new system, we can massively reduce the environmental impact of that and continue to enjoy our coffees safe in the knowledge that our cups will go on to be reused up to seven times.”

In a UK first, Shredall will also be providing a collection service and recycling commitment for RecycleMe™ coffee cup lids.

The RecycleMe system was officially launched to customers in the United Kingdom on Thursday 20 September and supported by barista champions from both Australia and the UK at an exclusive Taylor St Baristas event.

The RecycleMe system will be in cafes in Australia and New Zealand from November and Detpak are now taking orders for United Kingdom customers for launch in late 2018.

“Our RecycleMe™ collection system is a total end to end solution, turning takeaway cups into recycled paper products, and contributing to positive global environmental change,” Kristin said.

Amy Smith

Amy is a London-based art, travel & wellness writer.

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