From: Packaging News
Production of the recyclable reCUP paper cup reached 10 million cups last month by CupPrint.
The Huhtamaki Group company began production at its Ennis, Ireland plant nine months ago.
While paper cups can and are being recycled in both Ireland and the UK, the infrastructure to get them to recycling reprocessors still needs work.
The reCUP uses a different type of paper cup liner which means in comparison to some standard cups they can contain up to 43% less plastic, especially against some imported cups where heavier PE coatings are prevalent as their technology is less well advanced.
The reCUP has also been recognised by the German ‘Green Dot’ (Greune Punkt) scheme and is shown to perform at some of the highest pulping rates in its category.
Terry Fox, CupPrint general manager, said: “We’re seeing demands for sustainable alternatives to standard paper cups go through the roof. As the debate over a potential latte levy continues in the UK and Ireland, operators are looking for ways to protect their business but at the same time take their environmental responsibilities seriously and the reCUP is a great solution. Couple that with our capacity to create beautiful bespoke cups in the shortest lead times and it’s easy to see why the reCUP is taking off.”