You can rely on Benders to make the right environmental choices across our entire product range. As a key member of an industry-wide group promoting paper cup post-use recycling, we will continue to explore all options on the sustainability and recycling spectrum, and provide clear guidance on the pros and cons of each option. In this way we believe our customers can trust Benders as a 'voice of reason' within what is an important, but still developing area of business.
Our position on ethical sourcing and the environment has been long established, and is constantly being developed. All of the board we use to make our cups is obtained from sustainably managed forests – in fact, our principle regions for board supply, in Scandinavia, have over 50% more trees today than they did 50 years ago. But it's not only us - our main suppliers have practiced sustainability for years, as they recognised the need to provide for future generations.
We recognise the need to recycle as much as we can. We are a zero waste to landfill paper cup company; 99% of our production waste is recycled, and the balance is waste-derived fuel. We are a founding member of the industry wide Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group, promoting paper cup post-use recycling. We will continue to explore all options on the sustainability and recycling spectrum, and provide clear guidance on the pros and cons of each option. We innovated in the use of water based inks in paper cup printing, over fifteen years ago and remain one of the few suppliers that can boast this benefit for customers.