The UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups a year, and over half a million per day become litter - Global product development and technology consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants has been looking at a number of ways to solve the coffee cup problem Read more

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After the public debate over coffee cups recycling, Costa has announced it has secured a deal with five recycling companies to pay £70 per tonne for coffee cups recycled. Read more

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Kiefel-Kuhne, owner of Bosch Sprang, hosted Cup Days in Rhode Island, USA, to demonstrate the new thermoforming machines for polypropylene cups. Read more


January’s brew-haha over a charge on takeaway coffee cups has come to naught after the Government responded with a focus on ‘voluntary commitments’ to reduce container waste. Read more

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Coffee mega-chain Starbucks is 'pioneering' a five pence charge for takeway paper cups at 35 of its shops in west London. Read more

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Philip's new line of coffee machines uses regrind from its former vacuum cleaners as its base material. Read more


Café owners have espresso’d concern the 25p charge on cups could macchiato-nother barrier to business. And campaigners may say it is ‘too little, too latte’. Read more

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Metal free coffee packaging by Amcor improves appearance and lowers weight and greenhouse gas emissions while keeping coffee fresh. Read more

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