Yes, there are recycling systems for “paper” cups which are in fact lined with plastic and cannot therefore be recycled easily. It would be possible to sort them out of the general waste stream
but the waste companies do not want to have to do this.
We will even accept other coffee cups from other suppliers!
The bad news is that the coffee market is pretty saturated especially where our shop is in Portobello Road area, so the proposed 25p per cup levy could prove something of a disaster for a sector that is already wobbling somewhat.