Our vision is to live in a society where there is no more waste. We believe waste is a resource and our goal is to help create a circular economy. Waste prevention is the most important stage of the waste hierarchy and we have some great examples of solutions that have helped our customers remove disposable cups from their waste stream. However, where replacement of disposable coffee cups with reusable ones is not possible, we have a solution that will ensure that the single-use cups will be given a second life.
We’ve introduced a simple and practical coffee cup recycling service to help our customers implement a closed-loop recycling solution in their business. We supply our customers with a sustainably-sourced cardboard box for the collection of empty coffee cups. Our service includes three box sizes, so that the capacity can be matched with each customer’s needs. Once the box is full, it is collected by a SUEZ-approved national courier and taken to our sorting facility in Darwen, where it is prepared for shipment to a reprocessing site.
Coffee cups recycled with SUEZ are turned into high-quality packaging and stationery. Instead of going to landfill or being sent to an energy-from-waste facility, the cups are given a second life as new products that can be further recycled. This is a great example of a circular economy initiative – something that can increase our customer’s green credentials and protect or enhance their brand reputation.
To make our cups recycling service even more sustainable, we pledge that for every cup recycling box sent back to our sorting facility, we’ll plant a tree to help restore woodlands in the UK.
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