Recycling: new channels for waste reduction
Paper cups -the most pervasive in circulation- are hard to recycle due to their waterproof plastic lining. This means that the majority of cups used in Scotland end up in in the incinerator, landfill or as litter. That is a huge waste of materials and Cup Movement is working to change this.
Working with our partners Simply Cups, we have so far recycled nearly 500,000 cups from businesses signing up to the service and collecting cups either front-of-house in specially designed stacker bins or separating them out back-of-house. This includes workplaces like Scottish Power, shopping centres like Buchanan Galleries and the Fort and major travel hubs like Glasgow Airport.
In addition, we’ve recently teamed up with DS Smith and, in collaboration with Excel Vending, are trialling the innovative Coffee Cup Drop Box with Glasgow SMEs. To find out more or get involved, click here.