There are lots of corporate and individual benefits to joining the PCRRG, including:
Demonstration of active engagement in tackling sustainability issues relevant to the industry
Participation in a programme of work that will create further awareness & drive progress on tackling the major challenges & opportunities across the paper cup industry
Building knowledge and experience that could be spread to further products within the foodservice arena (e.g. sandwich packaging)
Networking opportunities to improve supply chain collaboration and realise potential synergies
Knowledge development and sharing
Safe space for pre-competitive discussions
Access to best practice across the supply chain and to subject matter experts in other parts of your supply chain
Decreasing initiative implementation cycles and increased opportunities to identify and implement successful projects
Ability to be part of a representative industry forum
Access to updates and briefings on project progress being implemented by the group
Involvement in projects (potentially) accessing alternative sources of funding
How to join the PCRRG
The PCRRG welcomes organisations that operate or have an interest in the paper cup supply chain, including: packaging manufacturers; packers/fillers; warehousing and distribution; retail; waste collection, management, recycling and reprocessing.
A membership fee is applicable. These fees fund the management and coordination of the Group and allow the development and delivery of projects of major interest to members and other stakeholders.
For further information on membership criteria and what it means to be a member, email@example.com.
How to support the PCRRG
There is also an option for organisations which do not directly produce, buy, sell, distribute, recycle or process paper cups, but are engage with a relevant and immediate network of organisations within the paper cups supply chain, to become PCRRG Supporters.
The benefits of being a PCRRG Supporter include:
Demonstration of active engagement in tackling sustainability issues relevant to the industry.
Active participation in elements of the PCRRG work programme that will create further awareness & drive progress on tackling the major challenges & opportunities across the paper cup industry.
Knowledge development and sharing.
Supporters are not required to pay a membership fee however they need to meet a number of membership criteria including:
Requirement to formally sign up to PCRRG and to pledge to be actively engaged in promoting the work of the group, supporting initiatives and acting as a conduit for best practice.
Agreement not to seek any financial gain from membership of PCRRG within a pre-agreed timeframe (agreed on a case-by-case basis by the PCRRG Executive Board).
Provision of logo and a quote for inclusion on the PCRRG website and publicity materials.