The National Cup Recycling Scheme
In 2018, Valpak and Costa launched The National Cup Recycling Scheme with an aim to increase the number of paper cups recycled.
It is the UK’s first nationwide paper cup recycling scheme and Valpak is the Scheme administrator. It is now co-funded by 6 other major retailers:
- Pret a Manger
- Caffè Nero
- Burger King
The Scheme is free to join and makes paper cup recycling commercially attractive to waste collectors, due to a financial incentive of £70 per tonne of cups. This is on top of the commercial fee they receive for the material from the reprocessors.
In 2018, there were only 5 waste collectors signed up to the Scheme. Now 27 waste collectors have signed up and we expect more to do so.
Offer a cup collection service
If your business is interested in offering a cup collection service, download our document, which outlines how waste management companies can get involved.
Or email us at email@example.com for further details.