The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) has announced Starbucks Coffee Company as the Group’s first new Member of the year.
It has also announced the creation of Supporter Membership as a new level of membership and its first two Supporter Members – WRAP and bio-bean.
The new Supporter Member level extends the reach of the Group to organisations indirectly associated with the paper cup supply chain.
It is free to join and designed for organisations 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.
Jim Hanna, director, environmental impact, Starbucks Coffee Company, said: “Starbucks is committed to doing business responsibly. Becoming a Member of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group 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.”
Jim Hanna, Starbucks Coffee Company – “Starbucks is committed to doing business responsibly. Becoming a Member of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group is a way for us to engage, collaborate and openly communicate with the key stakeholders across the value chain”
Neil Whittall, of Huhtamaki and chair of the PCRRG said: “It’s really pleasing to be progressing from the outset of 2015; we welcome Starbucks as a member of the Group and look forward to working with WRAP and bio-bean, as our first official Supporter Members.”
Speaking on the new level of membership, Dee Moloney, managing director of LRS Consultancy – a resource efficiency consultancy that is managing and coordinating the PCRRG – commented: “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.”
Current members are:
- Benders Paper Cups
- Caffè Nero
- Costa Coffee
- First Mile
- Grundon Waste Management
- International Paper
- James Cropper plc
- Mars Drinks
- Maxabel International
- Mondelēz International
- Nestlé Professional
- Seda Group
- Selecta UK
- Solo Cup Europe
- Starbucks Coffee Company
- Stora Enso
Supporter Members of the PCRRG are: