2017 Annual Conference

A big thank you to everyone who made it to our Fourth Annual Conference. Our event, held at Eden Project in Cornwall, was attended by over 60 representatives from many of the leading names in the foodservice and hospitality supply chain as well as our exhibitors including Regency Design & Print, Leafield, Wybone, Smart Planet Technologies and SLS / The Socius Network. A word of thanks also for our many speakers who brought a great insight into how the adoption of cup recycling, and the technologies available, is rapidly evolving in the market place.

We’ve marked the day with a film and selection of images, all taken at the Conference, and we look forward to seeing you at our 2018 event.

Simply Cups Bin Catalogue Now Available

For the ultimate range of functional and easy-to-service cup collection solutions look no further than our new Cup Bin Catalogue – a Flipbook version is available to view at the bottom of this post.

As well as products from Leafield and Wybone, the catalogue also contains our own new range of tube bins that come in wall-mounted versions, to save on floor space, as well as freestanding versions. We are also excited to show an exciting new range of Giant Cup Bins from Regency that, like our own range of bins, can also be custom branded.

For more information please contact us on info@simplycups.co.uk or 0808 168 8787 to register your interest, request artwork or pre-order.

2017 Annual Conference Announced

We are delighted to announce that this years event will take place at the iconic Eden Project in Bodelva, Cornwall– one of the latest organisations to sign-up to the Simply Cups scheme, and that we will be joined by Gordon Seabright (Chief Executive Officer – Eden Project) to provide our keynote address. As described by Sir Tim Smit KBE (Co-founder of The Eden Project) in the following video, The Eden Project was founded with an objective of ‘bringing lots of people together to make something better’ – an ethos which the Simply Cups scheme fully embraces. Continue reading “2017 Annual Conference Announced”

Simply Cups Product Catalogue now available

We are delighted to be able to launch the Simply Cups 2017 Product Catalogue; the world’s first catalogue of products exclusively made from used cups, that would otherwise have ended up being sent to landfill or for incineration. A copy of the catalogue, in a readable format is below, but also can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Product Catalogue contains all the usual favourites that we have been selling from our website since June of last year, such as stationery, cafe and barware and promotional items. We also now are able to offer an expanded range of outdoor products with new items including decking, paving, barriers and handrails.

The catalogue also includes the launch of the Simply Cups Tube Bins. Not just content with responding to the huge demand to design a collection system that not only intuitively ensures that consumers effectively segregate cups, lids and liquids, but our tube bins are also cost effective, aesthetically appealing, take up minimal space and are easy to install. We have also gone one step further; by actually making the product out of used paper and plastic cups. Now how circular is that!

General Manager Wanted

Simply Cups has grown rapidly over the last three years and our award-winning scheme now comprises over 90 Members and is continually innovating to seek the most environmentally, socially and economically beneficial outcome. For example, recent innovation now means that we are able to manufacture new functional products from used cups, that can be sold back to those businesses from whom we collect. This can also be recovered and recycled once they have reached their end-of-life -how circular is that!!

We have ambitious plans to grow the scheme further and to help us achieve this, we are now looking to recruit a General Manager who will manage the ever increasing interest from businesses wanting to join and participate, as well as supporting the ongoing design and development of the solution. Continue reading “General Manager Wanted”

Simply Cups to recover & recycle Smart Planet Technologies’ breakthrough paper coffee cup

Simply Cups, the UK’s ONLY workable cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with Smart Planet Technologies (SPT) to recover and recycle the ground-breaking ‘reCUP’ hot beverage paper cup that can be recycled at traditional paper mills. Continue reading “Simply Cups to recover & recycle Smart Planet Technologies’ breakthrough paper coffee cup”

Competing Cup Claims – Fact or Fiction?

The well-publicised debate on paper cup recycling has given rise to claims, from various quarters, reporting to have solved the problem. Whilst working towards finding a solution is far better than flatly dismissing the need for a solution, the question remains why are these apparently compelling solutions not being widely, and immediately, adopted across the industry?
In the second of our blogs for edie.net we’ll be looking at the merits of the most commonly cited solutions, biodegradeable cups, compostable cups and cups that are deemed ‘acceptable’ by a paper mills, to understand how they compare to the standard polyethylene-lined cup that is currently widely used across the hospitality industry. Continue reading “Competing Cup Claims – Fact or Fiction?”