A MANUFACTURER has started production of the UK’s first fully recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper at their new factory in Wrexham.

Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, visited Frugalpac on Wrexham Industrial Estate for the launch of the innovative Frugal Cup.

Frugalpac – manufacturer of the first fully recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper – has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wrexham, North Wales, to produce Frugal Cups.

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Leslie Griffiths AM, centre, opens and takes a tour of Frugalpac on Wrexham Industrial Estate

The ‘Frugal Cup’ offers an environmentally-friendly solution for cafes and consumers seeking an alternative to non-recyclable disposable cups.

After a seven-figure investment, the company’s new factory is part of an 18,000 square foot manufacturing site operated by the Cup Folk and includes 21 new production machines for three dedicated production lines.

The Frugalpac facility will supply UK coffee shops with its range of easily recyclable Frugal Cups.

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The company selected the Wrexham-based manufacturing plant for its 24-hour operation, 250m cup capacity and the scope to further expand the facility to meet market demand.

At least 20 people from the local area will be employed to run and manage production of the Frugal Cups.

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Operations manager Matthew Granville takes AM Leslie Griffiths on a tour of the Frugalpac factory

Malcolm Waugh, CEO of Frugalpac, said: “We are delighted to open this factory which will mean we can now produce and supply the innovative Frugal Cup to coffee shops and cafes across the UK.

"With ever increasing consumer demand for brands and retailers to do more to support an environmentally-sustainable economy, our aim is to be the number one replacement for all the coffee cups in the market today which are difficult to recycle and made from virgin paper board.

"This truly is the beginning of the recycled coffee cup revolution, and we encourage consumers to seek out cafes that stock the Frugal Cup and to ask their local coffee shops to #getFrugal.”

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