Frugal Cup earns A-grade certification

THE team behind the Frugal Cup, described as the world’s first coffee cup made from 96% recycled paper, has secured the BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging Materials.

Frugalpac, who recently launched the Frugal Bottle made from 94% recycled paper, has been awarded an A grade for its Frugal Cup production in the BRCGS audit. The product is said to have a carbon footprint up to 60% lower than conventional cups when sent to landfill and is easier to recycle again.

The Frugal Cup is manufactured in Wrexham with its manufacturing partner the Cup Folk and has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 Sustainability Awards. To achieve the certification, the Frugal Cup factory underwent a third-party audit of aspects including quality management, risk analysis and building standards.

Frugalpac chief executive Malcolm Waugh said, “We’re incredibly pleased that Frugalpac has secured the BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging Materials with flying colours. Since launching the Frugal Bottle, we’ve been inundated with enquiries from around the world, from brands, bottlers and retailers and seen increased interest and orders for our Frugal Cup.

“Attaining the BRCGS Global Standard is a huge endorsement for Frugalpac and a vital part of our plan to export and promote our sustainable packaging products around the world. We are immensely proud of achieving a grade A for our first audit and this is again due to the hard work and fortitude of all the Frugalpac team”