Frugal Cup - simple, recyclable
Frugal Cup is the first recyclable paper cup in the UK.
It’s a charmingly simple product:
- a recycled outer
- a food-grade PE liner
The two elements easily separate during the standard recycling process so that the paperboard can be recycled again and the liner can be recycled or used for energy from waste.
Crucially, can be disposed of in ANY recycling bin – that’s the one you have at home, the one on the street or the recycling bin in the coffee shop or office.
The paper cup waste scandal
Around 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK but less than 1 in 400 – just 0.25% – are recycled.
The statistics are breathtaking, the waste enough to make you weep.
This is why the problem is so acute: conventional paper coffee cups aren’t easily recyclable (whatever they claim) – they’re made from plastic-coated virgin paperboard which doesn’t break down efficiently in the standard recycling process.
Frugal Cups are the solution. They’re made from recycled paperboard with no waterproofing chemicals, their food-grade liner separates easily in the standard recycling process.
Trash paper cup waste
Less than one in 400 paper coffee cups currently gets recycled. Here’s how to do your bit to help trash the waste.
Choose a Frugal Cup
The only paper cup in the UK that can be recycled in the standard waste stream.
Empty it first!
Before you throw your Frugal Cup in the recycling bin, make sure it’s empty.
Never, ever, litter.
Can’t find a recycling bin? Take the cup home. And that’s an order!
Frugal Cup stats
Here’s what you need to know.
|The recyclable cup made from recycled paperboard|
|Three sizes: 8oz, 12oz, 16oz|
|Four colours: blue, white, dotty, kraft|
|Available in boxes of 500 (8oz and 12oz) and 400 (16oz)|
|Outer made from recycled paperboard|
|Food-grade PE liner (removed in standard recycling process)|
The world’s only recyclable paper cup made from recycled paper
If you’d like to order Frugal Cups featuring your own brand design, please speak to us on the phone 0843 557 8888. There is a minimum order of 10,000 for bespoke Frugal Cups.
Frugal Cup – Blue
Box of 500 The classic ‘regular’ 12oz recyclable double-walled cup made from recycled paperboard in Frugal Cup’s iconic blue.Read more
Frugal Cup – White
Box of 500 Our super-stylish white recyclable double-walled Frugal Cup made from recycled paperboard.Read more
Frugal Cup – Dotty
Box of 500 Our delightfully dotty recyclable double-walled Frugal Cup made from recycled paperboard in colourful dotty swirls.Read more
Frugal Cup – Kraft
Box of 500 The natural-look recyclable double-walled Frugal Cup made from recycled paperboard in warm kraft brown.Read more
Simply dispose of in ANY standard recycling bin
The truth about paper coffee cup recycling
It’s an issue that’s actually quite tricky to unpick.
Quite understandably, many retailers and manufacturers don’t want to come clean about the proportion of their cups that gets recycled. Most of the time, they quietly rely on the word ‘paper’ being more environmentally-friendly than the word ‘plastic’.