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A Journey to Zero Waste, the Simply Cups Scheme on Video

Wednesday April 27, 2016

As founding members of the Simply Cups Scheme, Bunzl Catering Supplies has today launched a short video that explains to its customers how the Simply Cups scheme works.

Filmed in London with Bunzl Catering Supplies Customer Sustainability Manager, Jo Gilroy and Closed Loop Environmental Solutions Director, Peter Goodwin, the 3:07 minute video outlines how the nationwide Simply Cups Scheme provides a dedicated recycling collection service for non-compostable cups that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Click here to view the video.

As part of our commitment to providing customers with solutions for wasting less and recycling more, Bunzl Catering Supplies became a Founder member of the Simply Cups scheme in 2015.

Paul Willcocks, Exclusive Brands Director, Bunzl Catering Supplies commented “We recognise that disposable hot cups represent a significant proportion of the waste stream, and we are committed to playing our part in bringing solutions to operators to effectively manage this stream. The Simply Cups video is just one of the many tools we have employed to facilitate an introduction to the Simply Cups Scheme to the industry. Simply Cups offers an environmentally beneficial solution that is proven to work, whilst also being commercially beneficial to operators.”

Joining the Simply Cups Scheme is part of a wider initiative by Bunzl Catering Supplies to help customers transform multiple material waste streams into a valuable resource. With an aim to bringing our customers a resource management and recycling solution which is credible, transparent and cost effective, in 2015 we created the Waste To Resource Partnership, a partnership with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (CLES) and Simply Waste Solutions (SWS) that can divert resources from landfill on a journey to zero waste.

As a partnership we collectively have the right level of knowledge and experience to drive change for a more sustainable future. If you would like more information about the Simply Cups Scheme or the Waste To Resource Partnership please contact your Bunzl Catering Supplies account manager or email