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There have been many posts on the Members’ network about recycling paper cups
David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager, Oxford Brookes University started a discussion about plastic-lined paper cups back in August 2016 by asking,

“At Oxford Brookes, we are having a discussion about using the following paper cup recycling service.
http://www.simplycups.co.uk/

As you may know, most "paper" coffee cups are not able to be recycled
https://www.rivercottage.net/news/wake-up-and-smell-the-waste

Our catering service would like to use the Simply Cup service, which claims to be able to recycle current plastic-lined paper cups. However, I think the better solution is to find a cup that works with existing recycling service to avoid yet another special bin to manage on campus.

Efforts to increase the use of re-usable cups has had limited impact so it seems that we need to address the current issue of most paper cups being thrown away.

How are others addressing this issue?”

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