Throughout 2017 Bunzl Catering Supplies pioneered a broad range of sustainability initiatives including our first ever Sustainable Future e-brochure, the Square Mile Challenge with Simply Cups, and sponsorship of the waste2zero awards.
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.
In April 2017 Bunzl Catering Supplies joined with key supply chain partners and leading retailers to launch the Square Mile Challenge at London’s Liverpool Street Station and The Royal Exchange, with the full support of the City of London Corporation.
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability).
We asked our Sustainability expert ‘What new initiatives are coming in 2017 to tackle the challenge of coffee cup recycling?’
And here’s what she told us…
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.