No Throwaway Cups!

The first goal of our Global Paper Vision is to reduce paper consumption. Throwaway cups are an icon of wasteful paper use and many of our member organisations are campaigning together to eliminate them.

Billions of throwaway cups are used globally every year. This is wasteful and harms people, forests, water and the global climate.


#Cupifesto #Manifesto

Our ‘Cupifesto’ calls on business leaders and politicians to stop encouraging a throwaway culture by ensuring all cups are reusable.


International days of action on throwaway cups:

22 March 2017. See more here.

29 September 2016 See more here

Links and resources on paper cups

Carry Your Cup Pledge

French Cup Reuse System


Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall's War on Waste

Life cycle analyses of disposable versus reusable cups:

Refill, Bern (Switzerland)

Carbon Clear

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