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The world of environmental symbols and statements can be complex and puzzling, but please use our Customer Environmental Guide as a guide to the most relevant symbols, words and terms in the industry.

If, after having read this document, you have any further questions or queries, please e-mail and we will endeavour to provide assistance.

Solo Cup Company's Eco-ForwardTM Approach to Sustainability. Eco-forwardTM is a term unique to Solo. It expresses our ongoing commitment to developing greener alternatives that contribute to a more environmentally sustainable future.

WRAP (Waste & Resource Action Programme) is an organisation that helps businesses, individuals and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more. They cover al materials and can offer impartial advice. 

Composatability in Europe (EN 13432). 

The On-Pack Recycling Label scheme aims to deliver a simpler, UK-wide, consistent, recycling message on both retailer private label and brand-owner packaging to help consumers recycle more material, more often. 

INCPEN is a research organisation, which draws together an influential group of companies who share a vision of the future where all production, distribution, and consumption are sustainable.

Defra's aim is to protect and improve the environment, and to integrate these goals into policies across the government and internationally.

Working with a broad client base on a number of projects covering the key areas of activity within the plastic packaging recycling arena.

Recycle now gives advice regarding how and where a wide variety of materials and products can be recycled in the UK. A post code search facility is available to find what services exist in your region.

RecyclingExpert contains over 90 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content., the one-stop recycling information centre, where you will find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace.

The Closed Loop recycling website gives information about how and why the organisation collects and processes PET in order to produce rPET (20% of Closed Loop Recycling's output will be used by Solo Cup Europe to process new foodservice items).

The save a cup websites gives an insight to the organisation activities, regarding the collection and recycling of cups, as well as how to contact them for further information (Solo Cup Europe is a participant of these scheme in order for paper hot cups to be collected and recycled).

The Carbon Trust provides specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.

Paper Cup Recycling

The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group is a non-profit, non-commercial organisation whose objectives are to provide a "sustainable route for the recovery and recycling of used paper cups and similar products".