Giant Coffee Cup Bins on the Streets of Manchester UK

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The non-recyclability of most coffee cups has, in a practical sense, been one of the coffee industry’s biggest environmental black eyes for decades. While solid data on the numbers of cups that are regularly discarded are hard to come by, the daily contribution to landfills throughout the coffee-drinking world is without a doubt mountainous.

Working with the premise that some 7 million coffee cups are discarded daily in the UK alone, the London-based Hubbub Foundation has launched a simple, affordable and yet creative trial program in Manchester that will, if nothing else, give discarded cups new life in an upcycling application.

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