We are delighted to launch our new coffee cup recycling bins within the centre. We are the first in the city to offer customers an easy way to recycle paper coffee cups. There are currently 10 purpose-fitted bins located throughout the centre.
There is a common misunderstanding that the lining makes recycling cups a challenge, but this is not the case as we are showing. The used cups will be removed from the general waste stream and recycled into new paper products.
After coming up with the idea, we reached out to Simple Cups and Huhtamaki, two worldwide manufacturers that are keen to find new ways of recycling. They helped us with the design and manufacturing of the new bins and we really appreciated all the support they gave towards this project.
The scheme was launched on 18th October and it’s the first of its kind for both Landsec, the organisation that owns and manages Gunwharf Quays, and the City of Portsmouth.
Sustainability and recycling are very much close to our hearts here at Gunwharf Quays and that’s why we are so proud of this project.