Paper Cup Recycling

The third recycling loop of PAPSTAR Solutions GmbH around the paper cup, listed in the „pure“ product line, is literally watertight - by the way, it was successfully tested with endurance athletes at a triathlon event in the Eifel region.

Circular Solutions

Recycling is the process of reprocessing discarded recyclables into a new product. The original product is destroyed in this process, but the recovered recyclable material is used to make new products. And that's how it also works with the classic paper cup.

Raw material: The paper cup made of FSC®-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) virgin fibre cardboard does not require any coating and is therefore ideally suited for paper recycling.

Empty of residues: The only condition is that the used cups are empty of residues. Cups and packaging are considered to be empty when they are optimally exhausted, i.e. free of drops in the case of liquid products, scraped clean in the case of paste-like products and free of particles in the case of powder-like products.

Disposal: The used cups are taken back in the same way as they were delivered - each in a cardboard  (stacked or crumpled) and in an environmentally friendly rotary-system (outward and return loads, so that no additional trips are necessary and no unnecessary CO₂ emissions are produced).

Another, often preferred option is direct contact with the locally or regionally based disposal service provider, with PAPSTAR Solutions GmbH assuming responsibility for the coordination.

Recycling: The sorted collected cups are finally transported in a logistically efficient way to the nearest paper factory/recycling centre, where they are getting a second life. Paper fibers can be recycled ten to 25 times. With each recycling
process the fibres shorten until they can finally no longer combine to form paper. 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