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Simply Cups is the UK’s ONLY collection and recycling service dedicated to turning paper and plastic cups into second-life materials.
We provide manufacturers, organisations operating in the supply chain as well as beverage and hospitality outlets with a cost-efficient collection and recycling service that reduces their operating costs and improves their environmental credentials.
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The Simply Cups Calculator is a fantastic tool that will enable you to calculate how much you are currently spending on cup disposal and how much you could save using Simply Cups.
To get started, just input the numbers of paper and plastic cups you use each month and we’ll do the rest. You could be saving as much as £16.50 per 1000 cups.
19th August 2016
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘War on Waste’ programme has exposed the fact that so few paper cups are actually being recycled. Those inside the industry knew this all along but the public, it seems, didn’t and now feel cheated by some of the claims being made by the big coffee brands. However, according to some industry commentators, this is just a ‘storm in a tea cup’ and despite only 1 in 400 cups are being recycled – even though most carry the ‘recyclable symbol’ – cup recycling is really not worth the effort, either economically or practically. Simply Cups disagrees strongly. We would say that, you might be thinking, given that we run the UK’s only workable cup recycling scheme. There are, however, some very clear reasons why the industry needs to promote paper cup recycling, not least because it is representative of a wider failing in UK recycling systems and, therefore, should become a much higher priority. Read moreRead More
27th July 2016
In advance of the much anticipated Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ‘War on Waste’ programme coming to air (BBC1, Thursday 28th July at 9pm) Simply Cups, the UK’s ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, has urged the food service industry to dramatically speed up the process of making food and drink packaging more ‘ed’ and less ‘able’. Read moreRead More
Festival Republic is UK-based music promoter that runs seven flagship events across Europe, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, and which are attended by over half a million fans. Festival Republic aims to reduce the impact its business and its festivals have on the environment by using innovative solutions to address energy, waste and transport.
Bunzl Catering Supplies
As the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions into the UK hospitality industry; the BCS range of compostable disposables called Sustain represent a long term commitment to work with customers to transform waste into a resource.
Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. The company actively promotes green business practices such as teleconferencing, flexible working and best practice in regards to recycling, travel and communications throughout all of its business operations and corporate offices.
The VaioPak Group
From paper cups to takeaway bags to customised stickers, the VaioPak Group leads the way in providing cost effective solutions for all manner of takeaway packaging and printed consumable needs. Now including 8 sister companies, the VaioPak Group continuously looks ahead at market trends in order to develop new and unique packaging with the environment in mind.
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries. The company believes that good sustainability practices make sound business sense, that not only to benefit the environment, stakeholders and the communities in which it operates, but also to help it achieve corporate objectives, fulfil its business plan and reduce costs.
Eversheds operates at the leading edge of business. Recognised by Acritas as a Global Elite Law Firm, it provides top quality legal advice to some of the world’s largest corporations both locally and across borders from its 50+ offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Loughborough is ranked in the top five of UK universities and was named best in the country for its student experience in a 2016 Times Higher Education magazine survey. It has an international reputation for undertaking research that makes a real difference to society, and is committed to embedding sustainability and social responsibility into everything it does.
Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. It is a major player within the UK food industry, employing 8,000 people across 20 sites. The company is committed to reducing it environmental impact and is stepping up its efforts to manage waste more effectively. And across its sites, Nestlé is determined to encourage biodiversity and where possible restore land back to its natural state.
The Paper Cup Company
The Paper Cup Company specialises in disposable cups printed with its customers’ branding and manufactured in the UK. The company is actively involved in supporting organisations finding methods for recycling paper cups and offers a ‘plant a tree’ scheme, in collaboration with Green Earth Appeal, with the aim to offset the carbon footprint of printed cups.