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Since consumer behaviour and waste management have not kept up with the consumption of plastic in many countries, plastic waste discarded in nature is a significant environmental problem.
People in Great Britain alone use seven million disposable cups containing plastic every day, or 2.5 trillion cups a year.*
Kotkamills published a challenge called “Plastic-free March” on Facebook that describes the story of the recyclable cardboard cup.
“Once the coffee has been consumed, the used cup continues its journey. Cups are collected in a recycling box to recover and reuse the fibres in the cardboard.” – Kotkamills
The recycling box required was designed by Adara.
Adara took part in the ScanStar 2018 competition with this collecting container. The fully recyclable coffee cup collecting container also serves as a bin that doesn’t need to be disassembled separately. Instead, it is pulped as it is. Wood fibres in cups and the recycling container can thus be used as raw material for new paper or cardboard products. This unique idea helps save the world, one coffee cup at a time.
The packaging seeks great success, and it meets all the judging criteria of the ScanStar competition:
The idea is new: it protects used cups. It has a successful design, and it is also user- and eco-friendly.
ScanStar is a joint Nordic packaging competition that has been held annually since 1969 by SPA, the Scandinavian Packaging Association. The competition is open for all packaging solutions designed, constructed or manufactured in one of the Nordic countries. Packaging solutions ordered by a Nordic company may also participate in the competition.