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Frugalpac Opens New Recyclable Coffee Cup Production Plant in North Wales

Frugal Cup The 'Frugal Cup' is made up of a recycled paperboard outer and a food-grade PE liner. The two elements easily separate during the standard recycling process so that the paperboard can be recycled again and the liner can be recycled or used for energy from waste.

Feb. 13, 2019 - Frugalpac, a UK-based manufacturer of fully recyclable coffee cups made from recycled paper, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wrexham, North Wales, to produce Frugal Cups.

The 'Frugal Cup' offers an environmentally-friendly solution for cafes and consumers seeking an alternative to non-recyclable disposable cups.

Frugalpac's new factory is part of an 18,000 square foot manufacturing site operated by the Cup Folk and includes 21 new production machines for three dedicated production lines. The Frugalpac facility will supply UK coffee shops with its range of easily recyclable Frugal Cups.

“We are delighted to open this factory which will mean we can now produce and supply the innovative Frugal Cup to coffee shops and cafes across the UK,” said Malcolm Waugh, CEO of Frugalpac.

The company selected the Wrexham-based manufacturing plant for its 24-hour operation, 250m cup capacity and the scope to further expand the facility to meet market demand. At least 20 people from the local area will be employed to run and manage production of the Frugal Cups.

Frugal Cups will be available in three sizes — 8oz, 12oz and 16oz — in four Frugalpac-branded styles as well as offering bespoke designs through an in-house printing process.

Made from recycled paperboard, with no waterproofing chemicals, the cup's food-grade liner separates easily during the standard recycling process. The paperboard and liner can then be recycled through separate streams which means that the cup can be disposed of in any recycling bin at home, on the street, in the coffee shop or office.

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SOURCE: Frugalpac