UPCYCLING COFFEE CUPS WITH PLASTIC FORESTS

Plastic Forests are a multiple award winning Australian manufacturer of recycled plastic products made from soft plastic waste. Watch their Managing Director, David Hodge share how they transform waste into resources. Discover what can and can’t be recycled, and how Plastic Forests incorporate coffee cups into their manufacturing process.



ABOUT DAVID HODGE

David is the Managing Director of Plastic Forests, an award winning Australian manufacturer of recycled plastic products, made from soft plastic waste. David has featured on 60 Minutes and has been recognised for Plastic Forests’ innovation, sustainable products and contribution to the circular economy.



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

HOW PLASTIC FORESTS UPCYCLE CUPS:
Discover how the award-winning Plastic Forests turn waste into resources. Learn what can and can’t be recycled, and how Plastic Forests incorporate coffee cups into their manufacturing process. See what products are being made with your cups.

GROWING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:
Learn about the challenges Plastic Forests (and Simply Cups) are overcoming to grow Australia’s circular economy, and how buying Australian Made and Recycled is the key to more sustainable future.

SIMPLY CUPS UPDATE:
We’ll give you an update on some of the exciting developments Simply Cups has made to the program over the last six months.



PLASTIC FREE CUPS

This is the next generation paper cup.

It is made to be unmade. This cup uses a water based dispersion barrier instead of a plastic lining which means it can be recycled or composted after use.

With more options for responsible disposal, the plastic free cup supports the circular economy and gives single-use cups another life.

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