Shred all SDS Group, a waste and recycling company, is looking to expand its paper cup recycling service in line with the Scottish Government’s commitment to building the circular economy of Scotland.
The business, which provides Scottish businesses with a collection and recycling service using recyclable coffee cups, aims to reuse some of the over 2.5 billion coffee cups sent annually to landfill in the UK.
Roseanna Cunningham, Scotland’s economic, climate change and land reform cabinet secretary, toured the business to discuss the value for their cup recycling system.
The Scottish Government is currently working on plans for waste reduction, including the implementation of mandatory public waste monitoring, promotion of domestic reuse, and expansion of pollution penalties for single-use products that have proved to be environmentally harmful.
Shredall is due to launch next month, in addition to its Larkhall location, a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Bellshill, as the company aims to double its Scottish operations ‘ annual revenues.
MD Nik Williams said: “Our investment in new equipment represents our commitment to helping businesses move into a circular economy, and it was nice to see the secretary of the cabinet taking an interest in a company like ours.”
Cunningham added: “A thriving circular economy for Scotland presents tremendous economic and industrial opportunities as well as significant environmental benefits.
“If it decides to move from disposable to reusable cups or to make sure the cups are treated more efficiently at the end of their lives, we will need to do more to promote a more sustainable society and that our environmental impact.”