Press Release

For immediate release

31 May 2017


As has been widely reported, approximately one billion coffee cups are added to landfill in Australia and New Zealand annually. Most coffee cups feature a waterproof plastic lining which makes them unable to be easily recycled, but at Detpak, we are changing this.

To address this critical issue, Detpak has been working proactively for 18 months to develop long-term solutions that will allow paper cups to be recycled through common paper and board recycling processes.

Our new range of paper cups are branded RecycleMe™, with distinctive blue imagery and clear messaging about disposal for ease of consumer identification. We’ve partnered with Smart Planet Technologies to release a new cup lining that is easy to recycle through existing channels. The new paper cups feature this lining, and in-market trials will take place in the next three months in selected ANZ locations.

To successfully bring this cup to market, we are teaming with recyclers, councils and other organisations committed to reducing the number of coffee cups sent to landfill.

Shane Fuller - Detpak Group Marketing Manager +61 419 869 385, Daniel Cross - Detpak New Zealand General Manager +64 21 980 599, visit

About Detpak

A Member of the Detmold Group, Detpak is a specialist paper and board packaging manufacturer dedicated to the food service industry. Detpak is a well-respected name in the coffee industry, with a comprehensive suite of products from the iconic Ripple-Wrap™ cup, to a fully biodegradable and compostable café range.