In 2018 the University of York decided to make a move towards removing single use paper/plastic cups from their catering outlets for hot drinks. The Commercial Director, Jon Greenwood, bought 10,000 bamboo cups from China, via Ecups Limited and Yorcup was born. The scheme removed over 1,000,000 paper/plastic cups, (over 17 tons of single use plastic) in the following 2 years and saved over £250,000 in the process.
In 2020 Jon retired and bought Ecups Limited and has since developed the product to what it is now. Designing a new cup from scratch, moving production to the UK and making it 100% recyclable the new cup has been a worldwide success and is not just confined to the HE/FE sectors drawing interest from the Healthcare sector and also popular with motor racing venues and football clubs as well as conference centres around the globe. You will find our cups in over 125 venues around the world.
The cups are reusable, returnable and recyclable, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, food safe, designed and manufactured in the UK.