Paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with Smart Planet Technologies to develop a coffee cup with a lining that is easy to recycle through existing channels.
The range of paper cups is branded RecycleMe, with distinctive blue imagery and clear messaging about disposal for ease of consumer identification.
As has been widely reported, approximately one billion coffee cups are added to landfill in Australia and New Zealand annually. In contrast to the cups Detpak is working on, most coffee cups feature a waterproof plastic lining which makes them unable to be easily recycled.
In-market trials of the product will take place in the next three months. To successfully bring this cup to market, the company is teaming with recyclers, councils and other organisations committed to reducing the number of coffee cups sent to landfill.