UK-based sustainable packaging firm Frugalpac has earned an A-grade in BRCGS audit for its Frugal Cup manufacture.

Frugal Cup is a coffee cup made using 96% recycled paper. It is produced in Wrexham in partnership with the Cup Folk.

When compared to conventional cups, Frugal Cup features a lower carbon footprint of up to 60%.

BRCGS certification is granted to firms operating in the food storage and distribution industries that fulfil BRC Standards.

The certification was obtained after Frugal Cup production plant was put through a third-party audit. The audit assessed all aspects ranging from “quality management and risk analysis to building standards”.

Frugalpac chief executive Malcolm Waugh said: “We’re incredibly pleased that Frugalpac has secured the BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging Materials with flying colours.

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“Since launching the Frugal Bottle, we’ve been inundated with enquiries from around the world, from brands, bottlers and retailers and seen increased interest and orders for our Frugal Cup.

“Attaining the BRCGS Global Standard is a huge endorsement for Frugalpac and a vital part of our plan to export and promote our sustainable packaging products around the world.

“We are immensely proud of achieving a grade A for our first audit and this is again due to the hard work and fortitude of all the Frugalpac team”

In June this year, Frugalpac launched the 75cl Frugal Bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade liner to hold the wine or spirit.

In May this year, the company secured additional funding of £2m as it prepares for the next stage of development.