The PCRRG is made up of organisations forming the various parts of the paper cup supply chain in the UK and Europe or with an interest in achieving the Group’s objectives. By being a formal member of the PCRRG, organisations help to continue the important work of improving the recycling and diversion of paper cups. The group is also supported by organisations which have an interest in the sector, but which are not directly involved in the paper cup supply chain e.g. WRAP and bio-bean.
History of the PCRRG
The PCRRG was originally set up as a special interest group which was developed into a formal membership organisation in 2014. Information about the progress of the PCRRG and the work of some of our members is included in our Year 2 and 3 reports.
Focus of the PCRRG
The main areas of focus for the group are to:
Bring together different aspects of the supply chain to collaborate and better understand all the various components and stakeholder views.
Conduct research and identify ways to improve the sustainability of the paper cup supply chain.
Identify solutions which sees paper cups collected alongside other paper and card products through existing recycling collection infrastructure via either mixed recycling or paper / card only collections.
Develop consistent messaging and educate involved parties on material value and recyclability.
Engage with key stakeholders to understand and address risks associated with the environmental impacts of paper cups.
Structure of the PCRRG
The PCRRG Executive Board is made up of elected member organisations and headed by a Chairperson. The Executive Board and Chairperson are elected on an annual basis. The Board are the main decision makers, overseeing and managing the activities and finances of the wider Group. The PCRRG’s activities are managed and coordinated by Anthesis.
Activities of the PCRRG
Setting priorities and determine direction around the key opportunities and challenges that face the paper cup supply chain.
Facilitating discussions with key players across the industry (between members and the wider supply chain).
Building awareness of the latest developments in the sector.
Fostering innovation and driving progress around resource efficiency.
Supporting and engaging with supply chain partners and stakeholders.
Driving business improvements and enhancing resource efficiency.