Panda Recycling has announced plans to include paper products coated with Smart Planet Technologies’ EarthCoating®, available in the UK on the reCUP™ recyclable cup range, into its existing UK and Ireland recycling operations.
Once collections begin, 100% of the recovered cup stock will be diverted from landfill and delivered to paper mills to be reprocessed into new paper items.
Will Lorenzi, President of Smart Planet Technologies Inc. explains: “EarthCoating® is a technology that makes paper cup recycling possible in the regular card and paper recycling stream. Today, 100% plastic coatings are used on the inside of paper cups but when recovered the plastic contaminates the pulping process, making the cups very difficult to recycle.
EarthCoating® is a universal paper board recycling solution that does not require new capital investment or modification of existing recycling equipment. EarthCoating® technology can be easily applied to all coated paper board applications including sandwich wedges, ice-cream and noodle pots and any other food contact applications.
Paper cups made with EarthCoating® are available under the reCUP™ and Vericup™ brands for order throughout the UK.