InCumbria: Circular Economy Award Winners
James Cropper, based in Burneside, near Kendal, won the inaugural Sustainability Impact award for Circular Economy from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
The Circular Economy category was open to organisations demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and "closing the loop" by returning used and unused materials to productive use.
James Cropper won the award for its CupCycling facility, which has transformed over 100 million used coffee cups into premium packaging, luxury paper and stationery products.
Julie Tomlinson, marketing communications manager at James Cropper, said: "Our CupCycling facility has demonstrated that taking everyday waste products such as used coffee cups, and giving them a second life can be transformative at a national scale."