Jan 23, 2015

Transforming your paper cups

Words by Bethany Guard

The UK gets through 2.5 billion paper cups every year. Despite them being recyclable, the majority end up in landfill where they release harmful greenhouse gases and contribute to climate change

As a founding member of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), First Mile is committing to helping businesses reduce their environmental impact through encouraging paper cup recycling. Partnering with the likes of bio bean, Starbucks, Costa and Cafe Nero, we’ve pledged to engage and collaborate to find a real solution to paper cup waste in the UK.

The group’s primary objectives are to encourage the recycling of paper cups and identify and support ways of transforming used paper cups into a sustainable, valuable resource.

How can your business help?

You can help us tackle paper cup waste by recycling as many as possible. Empty paper cups, even if they’ve been used, can be recycled in our mixed recycling sacks. By recycling your used paper cups, your business will help reduce the amount sent to landfill and preserve valuable raw materials.

For more information or to order mixed recycling sacks, call us on 0800 612 9894.

By Bethany Guard

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