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G . F Smith and CupCycling create a sustainable loop between cups and stationery

Yesterday’s coffee cup could be tomorrow’s thank you note. Extract is a new line of high-end stationery from G . F Smith using recycled coffee cups from CupCyling. The line of paper, ten in the series, reflects the most exquisite colors you found in nature. CupCycling has a zero waste process that takes the plastic coating off the cups and churns out paper ready pulp. Eighty-one cups can make eighteen sheets of paper.

G . F Smith has bold ambitions, wanting to eliminate coffee cup waste—a large endeavor since a whopping 4,861 cups are disposed of per minute. Then there are paper plates, napkins and much more to tackle.

“The paper world doesn’t need another sheet of paper unless it changes things and makes a difference,” John Haslam, joint managing director of G . F Smith, said in a statement. “Originally the concept was tested using pre-consumer waste, the trimmings from the cup manufacturing process. This simply didn’t help the major problem around the world so we pushed forward with the CupCycling team and developed an amazing solution.”

Extract


Lead Image: G . F Smith via Twitter

Yesterday’s coffee cup could be tomorrow’s thank you note. Extract is a new line of high-end stationery from G . F Smith using recycled coffee cups from CupCyling. The line of paper, ten in the series, reflects the most exquisite colors you found in nature. CupCycling has a zero waste process that takes the plastic coating off the cups and churns out paper ready pulp. Eighty-one cups can make eighteen sheets of paper.

G . F Smith has bold ambitions, wanting to eliminate coffee cup waste—a large endeavor since a whopping 4,861 cups are disposed of per minute. Then there are paper plates, napkins and much more to tackle.