Frugalpac is a British company developing a range of innovative sustainable packaging products that maximise resource efficiency.
Its first product is the revolutionary Frugal Cup, the world’s first coffee cup made from recycled paperboard, which has a carbon footprint up to 60% lower than other cups. It also has a water footprint 74% lower than our competitors.
The Frugal Cup was developed in response to the international debate on the difficulty of recycling single use coffee cups.
It was estimated that only one in 400 cups actually get recycled with the vast majority of the 2.5 billion coffee cups produced in the UK every year going straight to landfill.
That’s because there aren’t enough dedicated cup recycling plants and industrial composting facilities to cope.
What is worse, all other cups - conventional, coated and compostable, are all made from virgin paper.
But unlike these cups that use virgin paperboard and tightly bound plastic or PLA (Polylactic acid), the Frugal Cup is made from 96% recycled paperboard with 4% of the cup a PE (Polyethylene) food grade liner.
As the liner is made separately and not laminated onto the cup board, it makes it much easier to recycle.
The liner comes away in standard recycling facilities and does not contaminate the resulting paper pulp.
This means the Frugal Cup 'closes the loop' for coffee cups.
A recent independent Life Cycle Analysis of coffee cups by Intertek found the Frugal Cup has the lowest carbon and water footprints when compared to conventional, coated and compostable cups.
Frugalpac is passionate about sustainability and is due to launch a range of other recycled paperboard products including a Frugal Bottle for wine and spirits.
If you want to find out how you can be more frugal, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01473 599070 or visit our website.
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