Coffee cups across the UK will be saved from landfill and commercially recycled into paper, with the introduction of Detpak’s RecycleMe™ system.

Detpak has aligned with industry partner Shredall Ltd in the UK to collect, sort and recycle the cups as part of an existing national collection system in the United Kingdom.

In a UK first, Shredall will also be providing a collection service and recycling commitment for RecycleMe™ coffee cup lids.

This ground-breaking recycling collection system closes the loop for the industry and guarantees collected paper cups will be counted and recycled into high quality paper products.

The revolutionary takeaway coffee cups feature an innovative next generation lining that can be easily removed from the cup to ensure recyclability in standard pulping processes.

With more than two and a half billion paper cups sent to landfill each year in the UK Detpak’s Product Marketing Manager Kristin Camery said the RecycleMe™ system promotes a longer life for the paper cups and supports a circular economy to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value for as long as possible.

The RecycleMe™ system was officially launched to customers in the United Kingdom on Thursday 20 September and supported by barista champions from both Australia and the UK at an exclusive Taylor St Baristas event (www.taylor.st) .

The RecycleMe™ system will be in cafes in Australia and New Zealand from November and Detpak are now taking orders for United Kingdom customers for launch in late 2018.