UK’s reCUP recyclable paper cup with EarthCoating, has been recognized as fully recyclable by achieving the coveted “Category A Recyclable” certification per The Green Dot (Der Grune Punkt) recycling standards.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA— As the surf kicks up for the US Open of Surfing, across the street, Pacific City retail development will be kicking up the first wave of a paper cup recycling program for Southern California and the nation.
Traditionally, paper cups have typically been sent to landfill, because the inner lining of plastic is not designed to process through paper recycling equipment.
One of Ireland’s leading forecourt retailers, Applegreen has confirmed that, from July, the brand will replace all non-recyclable single-use cups in stores with a new 100% recyclable cup created by reCUP™
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.