Picture this: coffee cups turned into artists' paper

Graphic for Cass Art

You know all those pesky disposable coffee cups that people have been trying to get rid of, or to make sure they're recycled? Well, they're back on the high street, as artist-quality paper.

Seawhite CupCycling Cartridge Paper has just hit the shelves in Cass Art. According to the art shop, it's 'a multi-award winning collaboration involving producers, outlets and consumers' and contains 80 per cent recycled content, from reclaimed coffee cups.

Cass Seawhite CupCycling paper

James Cropper – one of the few paper mills in the UK with the tech to process disposable coffee cups – is behind CupCycling. It all starts with collecting used cups, then stripping off the waterproof polyethylene lining for sending off for recycling into stuff like cables. Meanwhile, the paper fibre is processed and combined with the cartridge paper mixture used by art brand Seawhite. And voila: Seawhite CupCycling Cartridge Paper.

The 50-sheet 140gsm pad is available from Cass Art in A4 (£3.95) and A3 (£6.95) sizes.

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