Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (CLES) and plastic packaging manufacturer Coveris have won a major contract with foodservice company Delaware North to establish closed loop programmes for plastic cups at one of their key UK sports venues; Emirates Stadium.
An initial 750,000 plastic cups made using a minimum 50% recycled PET from CLES’s sister company, Closed Loop Recycling, will be supplied by Coveris to Delaware North, with the volume expected to ultimately rise to in excess of two-million per year. After use, the pint and half pint cups, which are all compatible with a closed loop programme, will be collected to be recycled again at Closed Loop Recycling’s Dagenham plant. The initiative is the first of a number of major food service contract wins for CLES.
CLES was launched in the UK to continue the work of Closed Loop in Australia, which has been pioneering closed loop programmes since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The project is part of the company’s focus on the hospitality and foodservice sector to supply sustainable food and beverage packaging, which can be recovered under a ‘closed loop’ system.