Cups that incorporate 50 per cent post consumer recycled PET flake have been launched by Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and manufacturer Kobusch.
The flake is supplied by Closed Loop Recycling from its Dagenham processing facility and the cups will be manufactured by Kobusch in the UK.
Closed Loop Recycling chief executive Chris Dow said: “This initiative is the perfect example of the closed loop philosophy in practice. It is also evidence that only by working in partnerships of this kind, can we ensure all parties in the supply loop are fully engaged in trying to achieve the Holy Grail in packaging.”
Kobusch European foodservice sales manager Mark Durston added: “Kobusch is fully committed to the use of post-consumer material in single use foodservice packaging to reduce the use of virgin resource and has worked with Closed Loop Recycling to achieve this since the Dagenham facility opened in 2008.
“Through closed loop programmes, we can now demonstrate our commitment and responsibility to recover our packaging to incorporate back into the supply chain and support both UK manufacturing and the UK green economy.”