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The World’s First Truly Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup

The World’s First Truly Recyclable Disposable Coffee Cup
September 25
09:51 2017

After years of research and development, Zeus have created the world’s first truly recyclable single-use disposable coffee cup. By effectively combining a fully recyclable plastic inner with a heat absorbing fully recyclable outer paper layer, Zeus solved the problem of the notoriously difficult to recycle single-use disposable cup.

For years, the packaging industry has struggled with the environmental impact of the single use disposable coffee cups. Every year an estimated 500 billion of these cups make their way to either landfill or incineration. In Ireland, it is estimated that over 200 million of these non-recyclable cups are disposed of annually. These cups are normally a combination of paper and a plastic inner coating which makes them virtually impossible to be recycled.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of compostable paper cups which are a great alternative to traditional cups, however, most of these compostable cups arrive at landfill where composting doesn’t occur. Very few cafes or premises have compost bins and therein lies the problem. Its estimated that less than 1% of these compostable cups are being composted properly.

The Zeus cup utilises an ‘easy-tear’ strip in the outer paper layer which makes it very easy for the cup user to separate the plastic and paper elements which are independently recyclable. In tests, The Leaf Cup is every bit as effective as standard double wall cups when it comes to handling hot beverages, eliminating the need for a separate paper cup sleeve.

Zeus CEO Brian O’Sullivan, a Cork native, has over 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He is fully aware of the responsibility on the industry to innovate and play their part when it comes to protecting the environment. Brian has championed the development of the new fully recyclable Leaf Cup and is passionate about this cup being the solution to the problem of non-recyclable single use disposable cups.

The introductory video shows Brian explaining the ongoing problem and the solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Y-srNtsPM

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