Detpak’s RecycleMe system is now endorsed by leading environmental foundation Planet Ark.
Detpak calls RecycleMe an innovative cup and lid recycling system that is a positive environmental solution, guaranteeing all collected cups and lids will be recycled.
Planet Ark has led environmental change in Australia for more than 25 years, promoting positive behaviour change in people, businesses and governments. Deputy CEO Rebecca Gilling says endorsing the cup recycling system was about supporting a credible solution for takeaway coffee cups and lids.
“We know what a problem takeaway coffee cups currently are for our environment,” Rebecca says. “Their plastic lining, which is not easily separated from the paper, means [more than one] billion of these cups are being sent to landfill in Australia every year.”
RecycleMe cups use a new lining that is able to be separated from the paper in existing recycling facilities. This means that these recycled fibres can live again as new paper products. Recycling is a great way to extend the useful life of valuable resources.
“The RecycleMe system can be easily incorporated into cafés and corporate environments, giving consumers the opportunity to successfully recycle their RecycleMe takeaway coffee cups. The system comprises of a specially designed collection station which allow consumers to empty any residual coffee and recycle the cup and lid into separate chambers,” Rebecca says.
“We undertook recent research that suggested that 80 per cent of employees wanted to see more recycling in their workplace. We’re proud to endorse the RecycleMe system and excited to see how the future rollout of the system will positively impact our environment.”
Detpak’s Marketing and Innovation Manager Tom Lunn says RecycleMe promotes a longer life for the paper cup fibre and supports a circular economy to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value for as long as possible.
“Our RecycleMe system powered by Shred-X is a total end to end solution, turning takeaway cups into recycled paper products, and contributing to positive global environmental change,” Tom says.
“We’re pleased also to have a solution for the lids, with these being recycled into plastic products such as photo frames.”
Visit stand #54 at the 2019 Melbourne International Coffee Expo on Thursday 7 or Friday 8 February at 11:30am to hear Planet Ark talk about the benefits of recycling and the RecycleMe System at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For more information, visit recycleme.co.