Coffee cups recycled into paper | Quality Printing London

5 April 2018

We love G F Smith papers and we also love the environment so we were thrilled to hear about G F Smith’s new product Extract Papers… made from disposable paper cups! You will probably have heard about the impact disposable cups are having on the environment, which has led to many coffee shop chains offering incentive schemes to try to persuade their customers to bring their own reusable cups.

Currently the UK is said to use nearly 5000 disposable coffee cups a minute and only around one in 400 of these cups is currently recycled due to the fact that they are lined with plastic! So G. F. Smith have come up with a brilliant idea… they have teamed up with CupCycling, a process which recycles all of the parts of disposable paper cups, to make them back into paper.

Extract papers currently come in a range of 10 different colours all influenced by nature and the environment, be inspired and help save the planet!

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