A new initiative aimed at recycling coffee cups at Edinburgh Airport aims to cut down on the number going to waste.
Almost 3 million cups are sold at the airport each year, which if laid side by side would stretch all the way to Ireland. A new partnership will see steps taken to reduce that number.
Working with Costa Coffee and SWRnewstar, the airport has installed new ‘cup bins’ within the terminal to encourage passengers to recycle their coffee cups.
Whilst many retailers within the airport offer incentives for customers using reusable coffee cups, the new bins provide the facilities to collect coffee cups which will then be taken to a specialist recycling facility where they can then be recycled into products such as writing paper and packaging.