DS Smith announces coffee cup recycling project

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DS Smith's Kemsley Paper Mill in Sittingbourne

Packaging company DS Smith has announced it will run a research project in coffee cup recycling.

Run on behalf of the Paper Cup Recycling and Recovery Group (PCRRG), which DS Smith is a member of, the trial will analyse the feasibility of recycling used coffee cups using cups from existing waste collections.

The project aims to inform cup design, collection and reprocessing methods in the future. It is expected to begin in January 2018.

Matthew Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), said: “I am pleased this work has developed to be able to undertake research on an industrial scale that will provide the whole supply cycle with data on the recyclability of paper cups in mainstream packaging mills.

“We look forward to sharing the results of the trial with the PCRRG, and the wider, on its completion.”

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