UK waste collection company Simply Waste Solutions will now collect and supply used cups to the ACE UK recycling facility. Simply Waste, the logistics arm of the Simply Cups paper cup recycling scheme.
ACE UK, which represents leading UK carton manufacturers, has assessed the capability of its technology to process paper drinking cups and, through its partnership with the plant operator Sonoco Alcore, will be able to recycle cups (alongside cartons) into new paper products.
James Capel, Simply Waste’s CEO and founder, commented: “This arrangement is the culmination of an initial discussion with ACE UK over two years ago. The process has not been easy, and challenges have needed to be overcome, but with advice from ACE UK we have developed a formula where we can now supply consistently high-quality, uncontaminated bulk-loads of used paper cups for reprocessing; a standard that no other waste management company has yet achieved on a consistent basis.”