Detpak has partnered with Smart Planet Technologies, a materials engineering company in the United States, to develop a new cup lining that has potential to be easily recycled through existing cardboard and paper recycling channels.

The new cup, called RecycleMe, features a lining called EarthCoating, a highly mineralised coating that consists of approximately 50 per cent calcium carbonate and 50 per cent mix of low and high-density polyethylene (PE).

Tom Lunn, Detmold Group General Manager for Marketing and Innovation, says traditional paper cups use an interior PE lining, which proves “expensive and difficult” for recyclers

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