Hubbub and Starbucks deliver grant

A programme from Hubbub and funded by the Starbucks 5p cup has been launched to aid communities in the collection of paper cup waste.

The Cup Fund aims to kickstart paper cup recycling programmes in locations across the UK and will support at least 10 large-scale recycling programmes, offering grants of between £50,000 and £100,000.

Hubbub says that the ability to recycle paper cups has moved on over the last two years and there is now enough capacity in the UK to recycle all of the paper cups used. However, collection remains an issue, and more recycling points are required, as well as programmes to educate the public.

Trewin Restorick, CEO and founder of Hubbub, said: “We know that local authorities and building managers are committed to achieving their recycling targets but with increased strain on their budgets, investing in infrastructure is difficult. The launch of The Cup Fund with Starbucks means we will be able to collect cups in significant volumes in areas where there may not have been any drop off points before. We’re looking for ambitious, large-scale projects that will transform cup recycling in high footfall areas.”

The Cup Fund invites applications from organisations wanting to increase infrastructure but lacking funding, including local authorities, recycling companies, property owners and social enterprises to come forward.

Applicants can apply for The Cup Fund at Applications are open until 24 May 2019.

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