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Why Join Us?

Businesses and organisations are looking for greater transparency from their waste management providers in order to validate their own CSR and Environmental commitments. It is no longer acceptable for businesses not to know where their waste is being disposed and how much is recovered or recycled. Therefore, there is a growing requirement for credible data for CSR reporting and to support recycling performance.

Our on-going objective, therefore, is to help our customers improve their economic, environmental and social performance, backed up with robust management data and the knowledge that their materials are being sent direct to reprocessors.

Find out how much you can save using the Simply Cups Calculator

The bottom line is that we guarantee that your materials will be recycled in the UK at an equivalent cost to disposal to general waste.

How to Join

If you’re a business, coffee shop or hospitality outlet, or a manufacturer, supply chain operator or support organisation then joining is simple. Just click here and then select the membership category that fits your organisation.

To work out the cost savings achievable via the scheme please first complete the Simply Cups Calculator, or, alternatively, you can fill in the Contact Form and we will get back to you.

To request a call back please click here:

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Membership Categories

Any company involved in the manufacture of paper cups or components of paper cups

  • Representation in all scheme led PR and marketing activity (where appropriate)
  • Access to a fully comprehensive Simply Cups marketing toolbox containing
    • ⦿ Sector specific marketing material and email campaigns
    • ⦿ Example letter of recommendation from supplier to customer
    • ⦿ Promotional fliers, videos and images
    • ⦿ Customer membership information
    • ⦿ Survey to assess customer requirements
    • ⦿ Simply Cups presentation
  • Permission to conduct bespoke company led PR and marketing activity
  • Access to hire of scheme mascot – ‘Cupbert’
  • Membership certificate
  • Web site listing
  • Annual report on scheme performance
£3,000 per annum (Year 1) and £1,500 per annum (Year 2 onwards) – excluding VAT

Any company involved in the journey of the cup from the manufacturer to end customer

  • Representation in all scheme led PR and marketing activity (where appropriate)
  • Access to a fully comprehensive Simply Cups marketing toolbox containing
    • ⦿ Sector specific marketing material and email campaigns
    • ⦿ Example letter of recommendation from supplier to customer
    • ⦿ Promotional fliers, videos and images
    • ⦿ Customer membership information
    • ⦿ Survey to assess customer requirements
    • ⦿ Simply Cups presentation
  • Permission to conduct bespoke company led PR and marketing activity
  • Access to hire of scheme mascot – ‘Cupbert’
  • Membership certificate
  • Web site listing
  • Annual report on scheme performance

£1,000 per annum (Year 1) and £500 per annum (Year 2 onwards) – excluding VAT

Any company with multiple sites or more than 200 employees, in the private or public sector, that have used paper cups in their waste stream

  • Access to collections at £1.50 per bag of cups
  • Site consultation – material audit (cups) and operational audit (collection process)
  • Provision of employee communication material (bin stickers and posters)
  • Membership certificate
  • Regular reports on individual collection statistics and carbon metrics
  • Web site listing
  • One free launch event
  • Annual report on scheme performance

£1,000 per annum (Year 1) and £500 per annum (Year 2 onwards) – excluding VAT

Any school, college, university, or sports venue

  • Access to collections at £1.50 per bag of cups
  • Site consultation – material audit (cups) and operational audit (collection process)
  • Provision of employee communication material (bin stickers and posters)
  • Membership certificate
  • Regular reports on individual collection statistics and carbon metrics
  • Web site listing
  • One free launch event
  • Annual report on scheme performance

£500 per annum (Year 1) and £250 per annum (Year 2 onwards) – excluding VAT

Any company with a single site and less than 200 employees that have used paper cups in their waste stream

  • Access to collections at £1.50 per bag of cups
  • Provision of employee communication material (bin stickers and posters)
  • Membership certificate
  • Regular reports on individual collection statistics and carbon metrics
  • Annual report on scheme performance

£200 per annum (Year 1) and £100 per annum (Year 2 onwards) – excluding VAT

Trade Associations, Not-for-Profit, NGOs and organisations that wish to support the program but do not fall into the other categories

  • Representation in all scheme led PR and marketing activity (where appropriate)
  • Permission to conduct bespoke company led PR and marketing activity
  • Access to a fully comprehensive Simply Cups marketing toolbox
  • Access to hire of scheme mascot – ‘Cupbert’
  • Permission to use scheme logo
  • Membership certificate
  • Web site listing
  • Annual report on scheme performance
No charge for Trade Associations, Not-for-Profit and NGOs

For organisations that wish to support the scheme but do not fall into the other categories:

£250 Year 1 and £125 Year 2 onwards – excluding VAT