Paper Cup Recycling

The recycling process based on the uncoated "paper cup" is literally watertight: it has even been successfully tested with endurance athletes at a major triathlon event. The rim of the cup can be ideally shaped into a kind of "drinking spout".

Circular Solutions

Classical recycling involves reprocessing discarded recyclable materials into a new product. The original product is "destroyed", but the recovered recyclable material can be used to make new products.

RAW MATERIAL: The paper cup made of FSC®-certified (Forest Stewardship Council®) fresh fibre cardboard does not have any coating, and is therefore ideally suited for paper recycling.

RETURN: The only condition is that the used cups are "empty of residues". Cups are considered to be completely empty when they have been used to the full.

COLLECTION: The used cups are taken back in the same way as they were delivered, i.e. in cartons – and this is done in an environmentally friendly round-trip system (no unnecessary CO₂ emissions are generated). A further option is direct contact with a regionally based waste disposal service.

ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL: Empty of residues in the waste paper bin or container.

RECYCLING: Logistically efficient transport to/from the nearest paper mill/recycling centre. Paper fibre can be recycled up to 25 times.

FINAL PRODUCT: Recycled paper is mainly used to make magazines and newspapers, exercise books, printer paper or packaging papers such as cardboard boxes.


Christoph Stahlhacke, PAPSTAR Solutions GmbH