A group of high-street coffee retailers and businesses located in London’s Square Mile have just joined forces to participate in a scheme that aims to recycle half a million coffee cups in the capital this month.
In a project led by the environmental charity Hubbub, coffee shops such as Caffé Nero, Costa and Starbucks will take in cups for recycling, even if the drinks were not purchased at their stores. Meanwhile 34 companies based in the City - including giants such as Deloitte and Lloyds - will also collect cups for recycling. The aim is to reach a point where disposable cups are recycled in the same way as drinks cans and bottles, and it is hoped that 5 million cups can be collected and recycled by the end of the year.
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More than 5,000 coffee cups are discarded every minute in the UK, but less than 1% are actually recycled due to a plastic lining on the interior of the cups which can’t be collected by local councils. The recycling methods used for the Square Mile Challenge will process the cups to create either a plastic or recovered fibre material which is made into new products.