In a New Zealand first, coffee cups across the country will be collected and recycled into paper, thanks to the introduction of Detpak’s RecycleMe™ System.
This ground-breaking recycling collection system closes the loop for the industry and guarantees collected paper cups will be counted and recycled into high quality paper products.
The revolutionary takeaway coffee cups feature an innovative next generation lining that can be easily removed from the cup to ensure recyclability in standard pulping processes.
Huhtamaki has acquired the majority of Cup Print Unlimited Company, a privately-owned paper cup manufacturer based in the Republic of Ireland. With the acquisition Huhtamaki improves its access to the growing market of short run custom-printed cups and boosts its on-line commercial activity. The short run capability also allows Huhtamaki to even better support its current customers' promotional activities.
While the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has appeared to rule out a ‘latte levy’ for the time being, Terry Fox, chief executive of Cup Print, said the government is expecting operators to embrace the opportunity to change by switching to sustainable cup options.
He also pointed out that the government’s response to EAC Report on paper cups specifically referenced a recyclable cup. It read: “We understand that a cup is being designed with a minimal plastic content, which could be reprocessed through a regular paper mill.”
An industry insider confirmed to Packaging News this was reference to California-based Smart Planet Technology’s reCUP – which is used by Cup Print.
“The first step in resolving the lack of paper cup recycling is to give the recycling industry a paper cup worth recycling. Once the coating is no longer an obstacle to recycling, a paper cup becomes a valuable material to recycle."
"Simply Cups, the UK’s only workable cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with Smart Planet Technologies (SPT) to recover and recycle the ground-breaking 'reCUP' hot beverage paper cup that can be recycled at traditional paper mills."
"The reCUP is engineered for recyclability in existing recycling infrastructure, which is one of the biggest challenges with getting paper cups recycled."
"Orange Coast will be the first school to use reCUPs on campus. Revenue generated from selling the used cups to a recyclable-paper mill will go toward a new scholarship..."