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Bunzl Catering Supplies supports ground-breaking initiative to increase paper cup recycling

Bunzl Catering Supplies, leading distributor in the foodservice industry, has collaborated with 13 other fully funding signatories from across the supply chain for disposable paper cups, to sign an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to increase PE lined paper cup recycling. Over two stages, this initiative will offer consumers access to a network of Bring Banks to recycle their used paper cups, and crucially provide the right incentives and access for all waste contractors to deliver paper cups to the ACE facility.

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Get set to Impresso customers

There’s absolutely no doubt that the rise of the coffee bar culture has changed customers’ expectations when it comes to the style of cup they want their hot beverage to be served in.

Those looking for a contemporary, sleek style solution with superb insulation to cater for the latest coffee culture trend need look no further than the Black Impresso Double Wall cups from Huhtamaki; Ideal for serving frothy cappuccinos, tempting lattes and luxurious hot chocolates.

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Disposable paper cup recycling challenge launched for London’s Square Mile

This April, charity group Hubbub, in partnership with Simply Cups will begin the Square Mile Challenge, a project to collect and recycle disposable paper cups in the City of London. During the event, Hubbub aims to collect over half a million disposable cups in just one month. Once collected the cups will be sent to a specialist recycling facility where they will be transformed into a special resin. This resin will be used create new products such as pencils or park benches and donated to local schools and community groups.

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Benders Milano Cup – ideal for drinking on the go

Here in the UK we love our hot beverages, especially in the colder months. According to The British Coffee Association, around 55 million cups of coffee are consumed every day and the UK Tea and Infusions Association’s website has revealed that 165 million cups of tea are consumed each day.

The Milano Barrier Insulated paper cup is perfect for all types of hot beverages on the go. The cup incorporates licensed high performance insulation technology exclusive to Benders Paper Cups. The unique construction offers a very comfortable textured feel in the hand. Its chic design is instantly recognisable and makes it suitable for any hot beverage and any application.

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Waste less and live more

Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability).

We asked our Sustainability expert ‘How do you go about wasting less?’

And here’s what she told us…

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A Journey to Zero Waste, the Simply Cups Scheme on Video

As founding members of the Simply Cups Scheme, Bunzl Catering Supplies has today launched a short video that explains to its customers how the Simply Cups scheme works.

Filmed in London with Bunzl Catering Supplies Customer Sustainability Manager, Jo Gilroy and Closed Loop Environmental Solutions Director, Peter Goodwin, the 3:07 minute video outlines how the nationwide Simply Cups Scheme provides a dedicated recycling collection service for non-compostable cups that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

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Simply Cups Members Event Video

Video footage from a unique member’s event in June has been made into an engaging video about the Simply Cups initiative. The video includes commentary from a number of key members, including new member Bunzl Catering Supplies, represented by Joanna Gilroy, Strategic Customer Sustainability Manager.

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Simply Cups founding members

Simply Cups has always recognised that to accelerate the growth of cup recycling it needed to gain the participation from the most significant brands across the entire supply chain.Read More

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