Are cup carriers recyclable?

Cup carriers have become a must-have for coffee shops and fast-food businesses.

Carriers available on the market today are commonly made of pulp fibre, which is made by combining water and recycled paper. This also includes recycled newspapers and similar recycled materials.

Made from such sustainable material means that they are recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.

The natural insulating properties of these carriers also makes them perfectly suited to hot drinks, tolerant up to 100°C.

An eco-friendlier solution to plastic

A cup carrier can hold similar qualities to plastic. But perhaps not as strong as a plastic carrier, it is still sturdy for all types of drinks and flexible by design.

4 cup carriers with cafe mocha and weave ripple cups
4 cup carriers alongside cafe mocha and weave ripple cups

It doesn’t contribute to landfill, leaving no unnecessary waste.

How to recycle cup carriers

Moulded pulp can be recycled using your local council recycling scheme or composted at home.

Even if it isn’t recycled, moulded pulp can biodegrade in as little as 6 months.

Our 2-cup carriers and 4-cup carriers are frequently bought with ripple cups for takeaway coffee, and wooden stirrers.