From: Packaging News
St Vincent College in Gosport has joined the Gosport Paper Cup Recycling Scheme, adding more bins to those already placed around the town.
Paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki has collaborated between Gosport Borough Council and recycler Simply Cups in the town and the college has had two recycling cup bins located onsite to boost collection of paper cups from students and staff.
Andy Grant, deputy principal of St Vincent College, said: “As a significant provider of education within the Gosport area, it’s fundamental for the college to demonstrate to students and the wider community our commitment to the environment.”
With six cup recycling units already established at Gosport Ferry Terminal and on the ferries, outside Gosport Borough Council Offices, at the leisure centre and also within the Bookworm Café inside the library, the further two units at St Vincent College will add extra impetus to the recycling scheme. Consumers need to empty used cups and separate the lid from the cup and placing both items in a dedicated cup shaped bin.
Used paper cups and lids are then recycled into products such as garden furniture, park benches and flower tubs that could be used in and around Gosport.