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.  

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