Webpackaging logo

RPC introduces cup recycling initiative

  • RPC Group
Europe, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Primary Packaging, Food, Drink Service Components, Cups, Cups - Hot Beverage, Cups - Cold Beverage, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Plastic, Eco Sensitive, Eco Plastic, Plastic - PCR (Post Consumer Recycled resin), Recycling, Supply Chain Services, Sustainable Solutions

RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the UK’s sole manufacturer of plastic vending cups, is launching a unique initiative to help customers recycle their used cups into valuable second life products.

The company is working with its sister business from the RPC Group, RPC bpi recycled products, so that vending suppliers and operators who collect their own used cups can deliver them to the RPC bpi facility in Dumfries. There they will be reprocessed and blended with other recycled polymers for use in the manufacture of RPC bpi’s market-leading Plaswood. This is a high-performance lumber made from 100% recycled plastic that does not rot, splinter, crack or degrade with age and requires no maintenance. Products manufactured in Plaswood include fences, posts and outdoor furniture.

Scotland’s leading vending machine supplier Excel Vending is the first company to make use of this service, collecting cups from its customer base across Scotland.

“This is a great initiative,” comments Excel Vending’s managing director Jane McDonald. “The cups are a valuable resource that can be put to good use rather than going to landfill and will help to support our environmental and CSR strategy.”

Nigel Cannon, RPC Tedeco-Gizeh’s UK Sales Manager says the new initiative provides a closed-loop supply opportunity for vending businesses.

“As a UK producer, our cups already offer important benefits in terms of a lower carbon footprint from more efficient logistics and deliveries,” he explains. “They can now have a significant end-of-life use that keeps them out of the waste stream.”

See also

RPC celebrates apprentice success with focus on positivity

RPC celebrates apprentice success with focus on positivity

The RPC Group's Apprentice Academy in Oakham has been accepted onto the Government's Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, enabling the facility to deliver nationally-recognised industry training. The announcement comes as the Academy marked its fourth anniversary with the awarding of certificates to celebrate the graduation of its first group of apprentices who embarked on their training following its official opening in December 2013.

New solvent barrier solution from RPC Moirans

New solvent barrier solution from RPC Moirans

RPC Emballages Moirans has developed a new barrier solution for its range of blow moulded containers up to 30 litres. RPC Protect® provides an effective barrier against solvent-based products, offering a safe and efficient transport solution for a wide range of chemical, agrochemical and fuel products. It is also approved for food use. The barrier does not affect the performance of the containers in any way, maintaining their lightweight, robust and shock resistant properties and passing all the requirements of drop, pressure and stacking tests.

  • Company News
  • English
  • Modified 11 JAN 2019
  • Hits 94