The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) and Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) have created a paper cup recycling manifesto to increase paper cup recycling and recovery rates by 2020. The manifesto currently has more than 30 signatures, including signatures from Starbucks, Caffe Zero and Costa.
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The Manifesto has more than 30 signatories – including Caffe Nero, Costa and Starbucks – representing each stage of the paper cup supply chain from raw material suppliers, cup manufacturers and retail high street brands to waste and recovery operators and paper reprocessors.
Defra has recognised the Manifesto and views it as a welcome example of industry working together. Mark Pawsey MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, who has been closely involved in the development of the Manifesto and formally launched the initiative at the QEII conference centre in Westminster, said: “I’m encouraged to see industry working so closely together to find and implement solutions for recovering and recycling paper cups.”