The controversy over how to best cultivate more sustainable paper cup manufacturing practices continues. Recently, the government decided to trash the latte levy.
CupPrint considers sustainable practices critical. That’s why we care for the earth through creating eco-friendly and biodegradable cups.
There’s lots of opinions on how to promote less plastic in cups – and we’ve got one of our own.
That’s a big increase, especially for an economy with over 3% inflation.
Furthermore, the money derived from the levy would have been invested in creating new waste and recycling management. Currently only two facilities in Britain are equipped with the proper technology to recycle printed paper cups.
But why fix the facility, when you can fix the cup?
That’s what Terry Fox, CEO of CupPrint, can’t help but wonder… especially when he has the offering to do the trick.
Right now, printed paper cups cannot be recycled in mainstream recycling facilities due to the polyethylene inner lining of the cups. Without the proper technology, this plastic lining does not easily separate from the plastic cup. Removing it during the regular recycling process is a challenge.
“We can transform the landscape very quickly and ensure that all paper cups easily get recycled at work, at home or on the go, by directing them to the regular paper/card recycling stream,” Terry said just last month in an interview with Packaging News.
As Terry points out in the piece, it would be smarter to remedy consumer behaviour than invest in new recycling infrastructure for plastic cups.
In other words, concentrate on changing the product, not altering the entire waste management landscape.
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