The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) exists to develop collection and recycling opportunities for paper cups and identify and support solutions that sustainably transform used paper cups into a valuable resource.
The PCRRG helps to increase the recognition that used paper cups can provide high quality material to the market place and that there is a need to ensure that it is captured effectively for use elsewhere in the paper supply chain.
The PCRRG is made up of pioneering organisations from across the paper cup supply chain, including: paper cup manufacturers; retailers; recycling and waste management companies and paper reprocessers.
A possible paper cup supply chain could look like this:
*Either a dedicated used paper cup collection or paper cups collected through in a dry mixed recycling service.
**It is anticipated that both collection solutions will require a level of sorting e.g. separating a dry mixed recycling material stream into various materials types and / or removal of unwanted items like cup lids, stirrers and discarded food before the materials go to the fibre recovery facility
March 2016 – all members’ meeting
The PCRRG members met to discuss the progress of the paper cup recycling trial, communications activities and recruitment of new members. Members also discussed the recent press coverage on paper cups and agreed next steps….more information to follow shortly.
March 2016 Paper cups hit the press
There has been significant press coverage concerning paper cups and their recyclability this week. PCRRG and its members received numerous press enquiries and a PCRRG representative was interviewed by the Guardian.
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