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Starbucks signs up to paper cup recycling group

Starbucks have recently made the move into membership of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG). This new supporter level is designed for organisations who are not affiliated with the production, purchase or recycling of paper cups but who share in the group’s vision.

Starbucks Coffee seek “real solutions to paper cup recycling”


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, the coffee tycoons of our nation, are committed to responsible business practice, according to the company’s Director of Environmental Impact Jim Hanna. Hanna further stated that “becoming a member of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group is a way for us to engage, collaborate and openly communicate with the key stakeholders across the value chain, as well as share our best practices at finding real solutions to paper cup recycling in other geographies”. By joining other large brands including Costa, Mondelēz International and Huhtamaki, Starbucks are furthering their outlook as an environmentally-conscious and considerate institution.

Further to this, it is expected that thanks to this coffee giant enlisting on this scheme, many other organisations will follow suit and join the PCRRG. The kinds of institution that are likely to involve themselves with the scheme include venue operators, transportation hubs, charities, the media and venue operators. This will not only impact the scheme through widening publicity for it and allowing it to spread its roots in various sectors, but also positively impact the environment through doing so.

Sustainable solutions

The PCRRG are committed to research and development in the waste management field, constantly looking for ways to find new opportunities and innovations through which waste can be limited at a number of commercial facilities who have involvement with the paper cup supply chain. The Managing Director of LRS Consultancy who coordinate the PCRRG, Dee Moloney, spoke of the scheme’s positive impact on the environment, and stated that “supporter membership brings a whole new level to the PCRRG that will enable other sectors of industry to engage with developing sustainable solutions for the paper cup supply chain”.

This supporter member level of membership will allow brands to show their affiliation with this good practice and with any luck, more and more companies will continue to join the scheme and the positive environmental impacts will continue to grow and spread.

Here at Woodford Recycling, we are committed to providing a high quality waste management service. Serving customers throughout Cambridgeshire, we also cover the rest of the UK thanks to our network of approved partners. To find out more about our range of services, get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today – we’re happy to help with any enquiry.

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