FORGE RECYCLING WORKING WITH LNER TO RECYCLE CUPS
Posted on: 13/10/2020
We are delighted to announce that we are now working with London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to recycle disposable cups used by train passengers.
Disposable cup recycling stands have been installed across LNER's managed stations to collect used cups and their lids. The cups and lids are then regularly collected, sorted and baled by us before being delivered to a specialist paper mill that is able to strip the plastic from the cups and send zero waste to landfill.
Prior to the pandemic, many train passengers had made the move to reusable cups; however, COVID-19 has caused many refill services in the UK to be paused.
With 2.5 billion single-use cups being thrown away in the UK annually, we hope to make a difference to this figure with our LNER cup collections.
Sam Goodall, Operations Director at Forge Recycling, said:
"Forge Recycling is excited to be working with LNER on the introduction of their new cup recycling scheme in stations across the route. With the added support we've received from Hubbub and Starbucks as part of The Cup Fund, we're thrilled to be able to recycle more cups per year and to do our part in supporting LNER's environmental goals.”
Thomas Miles, Environmental Partnership Manager at LNER, said:
“At our larger stations, we can see more than 2,000 disposable cups thrown away each day. As part of our commitment to being a responsible business, we’re pleased to introduce our new recycling stands, helping customers to recycle when travelling through our stations. More than ever before, people are focused on the impact they are having on the world around them, so we hope that these new cup recycling stands will be a success.”