Alison Bateman develops recyclable drinks cup holder

9 June 2014 (Last Updated June 9th, 2014 18:30)

Packaging designer Alison Bateman has developed 100% recyclable wet-strength kraftboard solution Handle-it to carry take-away drinks.

Handle-it

Packaging designer Alison Bateman has developed 100% recyclable wet-strength kraftboard solution Handle-it to carry take-away drinks.

Made in the UK, Handle-it is re-usable and folds completely flat before use. It is available in various designs and sizes catering to any type of business or event and is suitable for drinks including tea, coffee, juice, milkshake and even beer.

The holder requires minimal storage space. Compared to pulp trays, it fills fewer black sacks, saving on the hassles of disposal.

Handle-it can also be printed for use as a loyalty card to encourage re-use of the cup holder. It can be folded up small enough to keep in a bag or pocket until it is next required after use.

It will be distributed by Tri-Star Packaging in the UK.

Tri-Star managing director Kevin Curran said that Handle-it provides a solution to the age-old problem of never having enough hands free to carry everything one needs to.

"You can easily carry four cups in one hand with Handle-it," Curran added.

Handle-it inventor Alison Bateman said: "Kevin and his team are renowned in the packaging industry for their ability to spot a winning innovation, so appointing them as preferred distribution partner in the UK was an easy decision to make."


Image: Handle-it is made from 100% recyclable wet-strength kraftboard. Photo: courtesy of TRI-STAR.