7-Eleven, Simply Cups rescue 20 million cups from landfill
A hundred schools have signed up to the chain’s #CupRescue Schools programme.
7-Eleven announced its partnership with Simply Cups has seen 20 million cups rescued from landfill, with 100 schools having up signed up to the 7-Eleven #CupRescue Schools program.
The chain became a partner of Simply Cups in 2018. 7-Eleven Australia CEO and managing director Angus McKay said the company wants to increase the rate of recycling.
“We have more than 660 cup recycling units installed in our stores, and there’s hundreds of other recycling stations we’ve supported being installed in schools and other locations,” he said.
“We want every single use cup to be recycled and for people to use re-useable cups wherever they can.
7-Eleven claims to sell more than 80 million cups a year. In late 2020, the company launched their #CupRescue Schools program where they provide participating schools with free cup collection units to enable students and staff to collect cups at their school.
“Our community needs more schools participating in the program, and more students advocating to reduce single use cups ending up in landfill. The more schools that know about it, the more cups we can recycle,” McKay added.