In a bid to help remove the confusion around takeaway cup recycling and increase the volume of disposable cups being recycled, UK manufacturer Glasdon have compiled a new eBook which sheds light on the ‘What, Why and How To’ of on-the-go cup recycling today.
The free eBook is available for anyone to download on the Glasdon website.
Neil Gilkes, National Sales Manager for Glasdon UK Limited said:
“The Environmental Audit Committee have highlighted that there is confusion around the recycling of disposable coffee cups and that an understanding of how the cups should be disposed of is low.
We’ve been working closely with waste management companies to understand how we can help improve the take-up of cup recycling.
As a manufacturer it’s obviously a top priority for us to design cup recycling products that facilitate the recommended disposal and collection methods. However, we want to do more than that and help get the message out that the means to recycle cups and the infrastructure is available for us all to start to take action right now.”
Structured in three parts with links inside the book to help readers navigate and skip around, Glasdon strive to provide answers to some of the big questions with an easily digestible overview of the cup recycling infrastructure and some of the latest industry developments.
Readers can also learn about the consumer initiatives available right now, while a practical step by step guide for businesses provides tips and advice on how to introduce a cup recycling programme in the workplace.
“We know that consumers and businesses want to tackle this issue and stop the cups which can be recycled from needlessly going to landfill.
As one of the stakeholders in the industry chain we have a responsibility to help create a better understanding of what can be done. We hope by creating engaging and informative resources we can switch people on to the changes they can make today that will benefit tomorrow.”
‘The What, Why and How To of On-the-Go Cup Recycling’ is available to download now.
The Environmental Audit Committee report - Disposable Packaging Report on Coffee Cups – published 5th January 2018 referred to the consumer confusion in Part 2 – Scale of Coffee Cup Waste https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/657/65705.htm#_idTextAnchor008