Recycling your cup
Single-use cup? Recycle it.
Recycling your single-use cup allows for the materials from which it's made to be recovered and reused, rather than wasted as litter or in landfill.
There are many different kinds of single-use cup out there and a lot of confusion around how to dispose of them correctly.
Here is a quick overview of some of the materials and how to best dispose of them so far:
Did you know three out of four people in Glasgow buy drinks in single-use cups, but only 12% are able to recycle them properly?
And only 19% of people use a reusable cup?
Cup movement is teaming up with some of the biggest coffee retailers in Glasgow in an effort to increase cup reuse and recycling rates in their stores.
Find out more about what's involved.
Did you know that of the nearly 500 million single-use cups used in Scotland, currently only around 4% of these get recycled?
In order to change this, we've teamed up with cup recycling scheme Simply Cups, to bring cup recycling solutions to Glasgow as part of our Cup Movement.
Local businesses, retailers and anyone who operates waste disposal is invited to join.
Find out more about how it works and what's involved.