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Paper cup recycling solution trialled in Manchester

This autumn, environment charity Hubbub teamed up with Manchester City Council, high street coffee retailers and designers to encourage people to recycle used coffee cups. Currently, less than 1% of the 2.5 billion paper coffee cups that are thrown away each year in the UK are recycled.

Hubbub coffee cup bin
Hubbub coffee cup bin

The #1MoreShot campaign started on 12th October and runs for three months. As part of the initiative, 11 bins in the shape of giant coffee cups have been placed along Oxford Road in Manchester to collect 20,000 used paper cups. The intention is to turn these into 15,000 plastic flower pot holders for use in community gardens around the city.

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