Industry funds ACE UK plan to introduce paper cup collection across UK

14 organisations have signed an agreement to fund a recycling programme run by Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK).

2.5 billion cups are thrown away in the UK every year. This agreement to boost paper cup recycling will see the companies fund an activity programme which will look to extend access to recycling for paper cups.

Using this funding, from 1 January 2018, all ACE UK bring banks will accept paper cups for recycling, delivering an additional 382 recycling points located in 97 local authorities across the UK. A further 33 recycling points are scheduled to be introduced across an additional eight local authorities during the next phase. Cups from these recycling points will be processed at ACE UK’s recycling facility in Halifax.