Responsible Paper Cup Production – Recycling Process

When most people hear of global warming the one thing that springs to mind is, a dry, scorched and barren land with no trees. There are a lot of concerns on global warming and the role industrialization plays in it, especially where social responsibility is concerned.
A field that is always in the line of fire is the paper cup manufacturing industry, part of the reason for this is the fact that paper cups manufacturing companies rely on paper for their production.

The fact that trees are the main source of paper does not help the matter.
A great misconception out there is that paper cups manufacturing firms are notorious for cutting the neighborhood oak trees, this is not true.

 Most paper cup companies get their raw material from managed tree farms.

What are managed tree farms you ask?

Managed tree farms are farms dedicated to the growth of trees for industrial use, the farms are managed in the same way a farmer would manage his/her farm, planting season after planting season.
Most paper manufacturing companies are usually very active in paper recycling.
Companies such as Viridor and Scyphus in the UK are working at the front line of waste management and changing people’s perception on waste paper.


Let’s face it, waste is the number one threat to the environment around us and it surpasses all other modes of pollution.

The United Nations has noticed this and has proposed the establishment of a body, the world environment organization (WEO) who’s mandated would be the formulation of global waste management policies.
Waste management is something that requires all our efforts. While industrial firms are working on ensuring that they take responsibility for their waste, individuals must also take personal responsibility.

Recycling is not a new concept in waste management, it has been in practice for a substantial amount of time.

What exactly is recycling?

Recycling is the process of making a new product from an already used product or a product that has already served its purpose. Recycling requires that the first product be disposed of in an environment friendly way that ensures it reaches a recycling firm.
One way that firms involved in recycling get materials for recycling is by involving home owners.

Deviating from the traditional waste management policies and collections, these firms employ modern, progressive and innovative ways of collecting waste.

How does this work?

Since most people are aware of the impact waste has on the environment, there are thousands of people looking to do something about it. Most of who go as far as segregating their recyclable waste from other waste products.

The recycling company then works with the community to collect this waste and remunerate the waste collector for their troubles. This new and innovative method has proven to be very successful in various parts of Europe and is being adopted in many other places.

Once the waste has been collected and transported to a processing plant, it is sorted. Sorting is a very necessary step as recyclable material have increased.

Traditionally, only plastics were being recycled. Today, there are very many recyclables, this might include; paper cups, cardboards, paper, food and organics, glass and electrical plus many more.


It is the mandate of the recycling firm to ensure that the waste is properly categorized as each of the material has a different use and recycling procedure.
Once the sorting is done, the material is cleaned.

Is cleaning important?

Since recycling is using an already used product to manufacture a new product, it stands to reason that the first product might be dirty from use. Cleaning is a very important procedure that ensures all foreign particles are eliminated which in turn guarantees purity of the new product.

Once the material has been cleaned, it is processed in accordance with the set standards.

For instance; paper cups and most papers are soaked and heated in huge vats to turn it into pulp at a pulping plant.
To remove the ink on the paper, a chemical is added during the pulping stage, this process is referred to as De-inking. At this stage, the pulp is also screened and thoroughly cleaned to ensure the elimination of sticky debris such as glue as well as other external particles and stubborn ink residue.

After this process, the pulp is beaten and refined in preparation for processing.

Previously, this process involved machines that were referred to as beaters which were long drums with bars along them. When the drums were spun, the bars would come into contact with the pulp thus refining it.

Today, the refining method has changed substantially, the pulp fibres are exposed to a mechanical action in which they are forced between two hard objects with the intention of breaking and dewatering.
After the refining process, the pulp is transferred to a machine that spits it out into a flat moving screen or sheet, this is where it is left to form into paper sheets.
The sheets are then rolled and dried in preparation for use in the production of paper cups.

In Europe, there are companies such as Viridor who depend heavily on recycling to produce their recycled branded paper cups.

Scyphus is the UK leading manufacturer of printed paper cups which are 100% recyclable. It is a company with a huge green footprint and works in coordination with other firms such as Viridor to ensure that their production line is consistent with their vision of cost friendly, cheaper recycled paper cups. Since their entry into the paper cup

manufacturing industry, they have been able to use recycled paper to produce single printed paper cups, double wall printed paper cups, ice cream pots and cups, paper food baskets, sip through lids, deli cups, vending cups and many more recycled products.

Scyphus takes social responsibility very serious and to ensure that their products adhere to their green mantra, they only obtain their paper from companies that are FSC PEFC accredited. Waste management is a social responsibility that belongs to all of us and with recycling, it is easy to turn everyday paper into the different printed paper cups. Paper cup recycling is a small step in the right direction to a green and waste free society.


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Naked Juice adopts PLA Biodegradable Paper Cups, manufactured by us at Branded Paper Cups
Naked Juices UK has now adopted our PLA Paper Cups.

Branded Paper Cups have been continuously promoting the shift of the printed paper cup industry towards Bodegradable Paper Cups with PLA Coated Paper replacing the standard PE Coated Paper and making them 100% biodegradable.

Nakes Juices adopted PLA Cups and exhibitions where the cups are being used have offered cash back for using PLA cups, because its easier for them to process 100% compostable paper cups.

We ship to every corner of Europe, quickly send us your biodegradable paper cups quotation request and stay proud of your choice, forever.

We congratulate Naked Juice and encourage all client businesses to plan forward towards a shift towards PLA coated biodegradable, compostable paper cups.

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Branded Paper Cups is now shipping all over Europe in 48 hours.
express shipping is available to all our customers.

Branded Paper Cups have been continuously upgrading its state of the art printed paper cups factory to meet higher standards of quality and sustainability while being able to deliver at speeds that are otherwise unthinkable of by many.

Printed Paper Cups are shipped using overnight shipping all over Europe so you can expect your cups in an average of 3-4 days, at your doorstep now.

We ship to every corner of Europe, quickly send us your quotation request and stay proud of your choice, forever.

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Our printed Paper Cups are environment friendly, they are GREEN

When folks think about paper cups, they visualise trees being cut for paper, they typically visualise that old oak in the field, the birds, the squirrels, and even worst, the depleting rainforests, the rising global temperatures.

We at scyphus solely obtain our papers for our printed paper cups, only from FSC and PEFC accreditec mills, these mills are accredited by responsible monitoring organisations like FSC and PEFC and thus can be assumed to be following all sustainable forestry practices that help us keep the planet green.

But the fact is that currently there are managed tree farms, places where trees are grown as a crop for lumbering, these monitered farms keep planting trees similar to how a farmer plants new seeds after that season's harvest. only that in case of those massive trees, this harvesting cycle is usually over twenty years.

The activities of these farms and all that is happening to our forests is monitored by some credible Not for Profit organizations like FSC and PEFC. Organisations that certify and monitor these farms and their method of harvesting and replanting and maintaining the inexperienced cover.

We are green and we urge you to question your Paper Cups
company that whether they obtain their raw material from
licensed mills only or not.
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Think before ordering your Paper Cups

So ask the paper cups manufacturer company you have determined to place the order with, if they manufacture their cups within the UK, don't choose low-cost paper cups imported and delivered straight from some bulk paper cups shop somewhere in China.

Before you place the order for your Paper Cups, tailor-made to augment brand visibility, check if its the best quality out there.

100% UK manufactured Paper Cups
They won't augment your brand image if not harm it.
At Scyphus, we manufacture our Paper Cups, 100% indigenous and can promise you a 100% UK manufactured Paper Cups quality guarantee.
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