Frugal Cup

Made from recycled paper for the lowest carbon footprint

Meet the Frugal Cup

Designed for food and beverage products, the Frugal Cup is the only paper cup that can be recycled as part of the mainstream waste process and is made from recycled paper (96%) and a PE liner (4%).

The two elements easily separate during the standard recycling process so that the paperboard can be recycled again and the liner can be recycled or used for energy from waste.

96% recycled paper
Sustainable recycled paper
Easy to recycle as no water proofing chemicals
4% food grade easy to separate PE liner
Available in a wide range of sizes

The Frugal Cup has the lowest

carbon footprint of all paper cups

The paper cup waste scandal

At least 2.5 billion paper cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK for coffee alone but in 2017 less than 1 in 400 – just 0.25% – were getting recycled. In spite of public outrage, only 6% are recycled now.

The statistics are breathtaking, the waste enough to make you weep.

This is why the problem is so acute: conventional and compostable paper cups aren’t easily recyclable (whatever they claim) – they’re made from plastic-coated or PLA-coated virgin paperboard which doesn’t break down efficiently in the standard recycling or compostable process.

Frugal Cups are the solution. They’re made from recycled paperboard with no water-proofing chemicals and their food-grade liner separates easily in the standard recycling process.

They make a perfect replacement for on-the-go beverages and plastic food containers for yoghurt, noodles and other foods.

Bespoke designs

show off your brand

Unlike other paper cups, the Frugal Cup can be printed inside and outside to show off your brand.

Here’s what you need to know

Three sizes available for beverages: 8oz, 12oz, 16oz
Custom sizes available for food products (machine investment required)
Available in boxes of 500 (8oz and 12oz) and 400 (16oz) for beverages
Made from 96% recycled paper
Food-grade PE liner (removed in standard recycling process)

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    Our privacy policy sets out how we keep your data. Frugalpac is the trading name of Frugalpac Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 7600690 and with its registered office at Frugal House, 30 Wharfedale Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 4JP. Its UK VAT number is 120 2072 82.