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.
Our ‘cupifesto’ is a manifesto calling on business leaders and politicians to stop encouraging a throwaway culture by ensuring all cups are reusable.
No throwaway cups!
An international day of action on throwaway cups is being held on 22 March 2017. See more here.
Actions and campaigns by our member organisations
Stand’s Starbucks Campaign
Robin Wood’s Backwerk Campaign
Markets For Change, Australia
China Environmental Paper Network (CEPN) at Qinglong County
Green Henan, at Zhengzhou City, China
Green Longjiang, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
Green Camel Bell, Lanzhou City, China
Tropica Verde, Germany
Links and resources on paper cups
- Carry a cup pledge
- French cup re-use system
- Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall’s War on Waste