the cup takeback membership scheme

Mandatory cup takeback

DEFRA has announced that it will soon become mandatory for any company that sells fibre-based composite cups, and employs 10 or more full time equivalent employees, to provide a dedicated bin for the separate collection and recycling of cups. This will also be accompanied by a data reporting requirement.

In addition, consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, favouring businesses that are moving towards sustainable change.

To help you easily comply with the new legislation, take away the data burden and provide a consumer facing solution, we have designed a new Cup Takeback Scheme.

The Cup Takeback Scheme has two levels of membership, one for businesses that are obligated under the new legislation, and another for those outside of the obligation that still want to provide a cup recycling solution to their customers. 

Membership

Valpak is launching the voluntary Cup Takeback Membership Scheme. This has been designed to help businesses prepare to comply with new legislation, take away the data burden and provide a consumer facing solution.

Obligated membership

If your business will be obligated under the new legislation. The Obligated membership will be open to businesses in 2024.

Our service will provide you with:

  • Data reporting to the relevant government bodies on your behalf
  • In-store resources
  • Discounted rates for The Cup Box service
  • Access to the data platform to monitor UK cup recycling rates. Bespoke data platforms can be arranged.
  • Consultancy for cup collections from the NCRS team

Voluntary membership

If your business will not be obligated but would still like to provide a cup recycling solution to its customers and be part of the NCRS. Voluntary membership is open to all businesses in 2024.

 Our service will provide:

  • In-store resources
  • Discounted rates for The Cup Box service
  • Consultancy for cup collections from the NCRS team

To sign up as a new member please get in touch: 

Telephone: 
+44 (0)1789 208 700

Email: 
CupRecycling@valpak.co.uk