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7th January, 2018

Why would bespoke collection systems not work nationwide?

Let’s debunk the myths behind bespoke collection systems. There are a number of different initiatives running on the same principle; using a specialist bin to dispose of used coffee cups. These can be found in-store at certain coffee chains and on certain city streets, following a ‘tip, flip & stack’ instruction, the cups are then collected and […]

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13th September, 2017

The truth about paper coffee cup recycling

It’s an issue that’s actually quite tricky to unpick. Quite understandably, many retailers and manufacturers don’t want to come clean about the proportion of their cups that gets recycled. Most of the time, they quietly rely on the word ‘paper’ being more environmentally-friendly than the word ‘plastic’. ‘Paper cups’ sounds just as benign as the […]

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22nd November, 2016

Frugalpac joins Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group

After creating a solution to the coffee cup issue, we have decided to join The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group. The PCRRG is made up of pioneering organisations from across the paper cup supply chain, including: paper cup manufacturers, retailers, recycling and waste management companies and paper re-processors. Fellow members include coffee retailers Starbucks, Costa, Caffè […]

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29th July, 2016

Frugalpac featured on BBC’s War on Waste

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall raises awareness of coffee cup issue After realising that the UK are throwing away a shocking 2.5 billion cardboard coffee cups every year, campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall declared a ‘War on Waste’ in a BBC One Documentary. Despite the fact that some of the major coffee chains were initially reluctant to acknowledge the issue, […]

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