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Sustainable products made from paper cups 

Paper cups including coffee cups can be recycled with Simply Cups. They can not be recycled in traditional recycling facilities such as at home or in your kerbside recycling.

Simply Cups work with partners to create and support innovative technologies capable of discovering high value uses for paper cups. 

What are cups recycled into?

Simply Cups are currently working with 3 partners to produce sustainable and high-performing alternatives to everyday products such as roads, sustainable building material and concrete slabs. 

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PAK-PAVE™ Roads:

Asphalt made with paper cups. This asphalt is more sustainable (with a 24% lower carbon footprint) and more durable compared to regular asphalt. 

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EnviroLite Concrete Utility Slabs: 
These concrete utility slabs are made with paper cups and are half the weight of standard concrete. Made for use as bases under hot water services, heating and cooling units, pumps and tanks. 

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EnviroLite Concrete Mounting Blocks: 
These mounting blocks are made with paper cups and are half the weight of standard concrete. Made for use as bases under hot water services, heating and cooling units, pumps and tanks. 

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saveBOARD:

Sustainable building material made with packaging materials including paper cups, long-life cartons and soft plastics. 

Previous recycling solutions

Since 2017, Simply Cups have worked different partners to re-invent everyday products with paper cups. As technology advances and improves, we continue to find more innovative solutions to recycling cups.

The following items were previously made with cups collected by Simply Cups, and are not currently being made with cups collected by Simply Cups. 

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rCUP:

The world's first reusable coffee cup made with recycled coffee cups. Available for purchase.

Learn more about rCUPs.

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Stay Tray:

Made with cups and recycled polypropylene. 

Available for purchase.

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PLUS Post fence posts:

Outdoor fenceposts made with cups.

No longer available for purchase.

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Garden beds and garden edging:

Made with cups and soft plastics.

No longer available for purchase.

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AC Mounting Blocks:

Made with cups and soft plastics.

No longer available for purchase.

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Wheel stops: 

Made with cups and soft plastics. 

No longer available for purchase.

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Bike lane separators/speed bumps: 

Made with cups and soft plastics.

No longer available for purchase.

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Buckets & Lids: 

Made with cups and soft plastics.

Can be manufactured in large quantities. 

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Food trays:

Made with cups and soft plastics.

Can be manufactured in large quantities. 

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Cat litter trays:

Made with cups and soft plastics.

Can be manufactured in large quantities. 

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