The Paper Cup Manifesto Group is a voluntary commitment and partnership of businesses, recyclers, suppliers and the public to increase the recovery and recycling of paper cups. It is an industry-led supply chain agreement to deliver a UK wide infrastructure to increase the sustainable recovery and recycling rates of used paper cups.
The objective is to ensure that by 2020 the greater majority of the UK population will have access to information, schemes and facilities that enable used paper cups to be sustainably recovered and recycled.
One of the key problems with recycling coffee cups is that often there is multiple materials used to manufacture them, and the lack of infrastructure such as mills set up to deal with specific multi-material wastes.
The paper cup supply chain has committed to ensure paper cups are designed, used, disposed of and collected to maximise the opportunities for recycling by further investment and funding of recycling, disposal and collection projects.
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