Paper cup

LRS Consultancy has announced the formalisation of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), which aims to continue to drive action to develop collection and recycling opportunities for paper cups.

The PCRRG is seeking to represent the whole paper cup supply chain in the UK. It intends to identify and support implementation of solutions to sustainably transform used paper cups into a valuable resource.

The group will focus on bringing together different aspects of the supply chain to better understand all the different components and stakeholder views, and to educate involved parties on material value and recyclability. Focus will also be placed on identifying industry wide, self-funding, and easy to access solutions, conducting suitable in-market trials, and managing risks associated with paper cup environmental impacts and legislation.

Members of the PCRRG include Benders Paper Cups, Caffè Nero, First Mile, Grundon Waste Management, Huhtamaki, James Cropper, Mars Drinks, Maxabel International, Mondelez International, Nestlé Professional, Seda Group, Selecta UK, Solo Cup Europe and StoraEnso.

Huhtamaki commercial and contracts director Neil Whittall said: "By continuing to participate in the PCRRG and formalising the membership, members are continuing to contribute to developing and implementing ways to improve the sustainable collection and recovery of paper cups."

LRS Consultancy managing director Dee Moloney said: "We are really excited to be involved in the PCRRG; we would encourage more organisations to take advantage of the opportunity to help design and implement sustainability solutions that support the development of a circular economy."

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Image: The PCRRG intends to identify implementation of solutions to sustainably transform used paper cups into a valuable resource. Photo: courtesy of Keerati/