Report on Paper Cup Recycling in the USA

The NextGen Consortium, an industry collaboration managed by Closed Loop Partners (a company comprised of three key business segments: Closed Loop Capital Management, the Center for the Circular Economy and Circular Services), released a report with findings to accelerate paper cup recycling in the USA.

It assesses the role of each stakeholder across the recovery value chain – including paper mills, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), brands, consumers and local communities – and provides recommended actions to increase paper cup recovery opportunities and advance a more circular system.

The report “Closing the Loop on Cups: Collective Action to Advance the Recovery of Paper Cups in the U.S.” can be downloaded at

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 9)