Starbucks joins Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group


The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has welcomed coffee retailer Starbucks as its latest new member.

WRAP and bio-bean have also become the first two supporter members of the group.


This new supporter member level is designed for organisation which do not specifically influence the production, purchase or recycling of paper cups, but which share in the group’s vision to enable the diversion of post-consumer used cups back into the supply chain.

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Starbucks Coffee Company director, environmental impact Jim Hanna said: “Starbucks is committed to doing business responsibly. Becoming a member of PCRRG is a way for us to engage, collaborate and openly communicate with the key stakeholders across the value chain, as well as share our best practices at finding real solutions to paper cup recycling in other geographies.”

PCRRG is managed and coordinated by resource efficiency consultancy LRS. Its managing director Dee Moloney said: “Supporter membership brings a whole new level to the PCRRG that will enable other sectors of industry to engage with developing sustainable solutions for the paper cup supply chain. We expect to see all sorts of organisations accessing and joining the group now, including venue operators, facilities management companies, transport hubs, trade associations, charities and the media.”

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