Save a Cup Scheme

The Save a Cup Scheme as established by the larger players within the vending, food service and plastics industries as an independent service that provides a collection service for the millions of hard-wall polystyrene cups used in the UK every week. It is something that The Water Delivery Company strongly support customers in using – and something we can assist customers in arranging.

Taken from their website, Save-a-cup state that “The scheme is administered by the Save a Cup Recycling Company. With more than a billion cups collected so far for recycling, the company’s objective is to increase the number of cups collected in line with Government targets for recycling packaging waste.”

The Water Delivery Company supply a wide range of plastic drinking cups, paper cups and water cones for customers across London who use them alongside their bottled water coolers. Unfortunately for business in London there are very rarely options which enable businesses to recycle through their normal waste collection channels – and therefore Save-A-Cup provides an important service.

Save-a-cup also provide a range of suitable bins and accessories which help customers to ensure that the cups are stored in suitable places for cleaning or facilities staff to centralise collection of cones and cups in preparation for collection by Save-A-Cup on a monthly basis.

Customers need to establish a trading relationship with Save-A-Cup directly and set up the collection framework – and The Water Delivery Company will assist where possible in arranging this.

Please call us on 0845 006 3309 for more details or email

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton is an established part of the UK water industry and has business interests in drinking water products. He is actively involved in the self-regulatory associations which work to keep strict standards within the UK water industry.

His related water businesses are listed on and include The Water Delivery Company - Londons' largest independent bottled water cooler supplier.

One Response to Save a Cup Scheme

  1. Robert Daniel Robert Daniel says:

    The save-a-cup scheme is an excellent example of an initiate changing societal habits for the better. For years we have been coached, as a society, into simply disposing of everyday items or anything that has a low perceived value. If an item is not directly linked to a tangible cost then it is seen as insignificant and harmless to dispose of. This thinking very much echoes our current throwaway society. This scheme effectively highlights the need to be more environmentally aware, even if there are inherent problems with trying to replace the disposable cup completely.

    Robert Daniel

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