We’re making cup recycling simple!

September 14, 2018

We’ve been working with Simply Cups for over a year, promoting and supplying cup recycling bins to businesses across the UK.

Launched in 2014, Simply Cups is a partnership between Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Simply Waste Solutions offering a recycling solution to the ‘unrecyclable’ coffee cup along with all types of paper and plastic disposable cups. Simply Cups are the first and leading cup recycling organisation, and help to provide cup recycling solutions.

Both of our Eco and Deluxe Cup Recycling Units are available on the Simply Cups website and can be purchased through their recycling scheme.

Our cup recycling units are shaped like takeaway cups, manufactured from galvanised steel with rolled circular bodies and vacuum formed durable plastic lids.

The Deluxe Cup Recycling Unit has six internal tubes that stack the cups and lids, with a separate collection tube for liquid waste; this efficient way of collecting cups reduces their volume by up to 75%. When the lid is lifted, the tubes open at the bottom allowing the cups to fall directly into the waste bag.

The Eco Cup Recycling Unit has only three apertures for cups, lids and liquid waste, with a front facing sloped display board with cup recycling vinyl artwork. These three individual sections create segregated waste streams.

We first showcased these units at the Simply Cups Conference back in November last year at the Eden Centre in Cornwall; our Southern Sales Manager Mark was on hand to discuss the ins and outs of each unit and how they can benefit organisations.

Over the past year, we have supplied a large amount of cup recycling units through the Simply Cups scheme. Most recently to Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre in Portsmouth, who have ordered ten of our Deluxe Cup Recycling Units.

These units have been designed with full wrap artwork in partnership with Simply Cups and Huhtamaki, offering recycling points around the shopping centre for customers.

We’re also working with SWR Newstar and Costa Coffee who will be supplying five Deluxe Cup Recycling Units to Edinburgh Airport. These units also feature brightly coloured full wrap artwork around the bin, encouraging customers to recycle their coffee cups instead of sending them to the incinerator.

We have recently introduced a new Cup Recycling Unit for Secure Environments, manufactured in the same way as our cup recycling suite of products but designed with perforations to make the internal contents visible. This offers a number of benefits, including making the waste stream visible therefore encouraging the correct use, highlighting any miscellaneous objects that could pose a security risk and giving a visual cue as to when the bin needs to be emptied.

Although this unit offers an aspect of security and is ideal for airports and shopping centres, we think that the stylish and quirky perforated design would look great in offices and universities!

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about how you can start a cup recycling scheme with Wybone’s help, feel free to give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to