Frugalpac, manufacturer of the easily recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper, has announced the expansion of its team with a new sales manager.
Following the appointment of Rebecca Turner as head of sales and marketing earlier this year, George Rumble joins the team at Frugalpac to support the company’s growth and drive further sales of the Frugal Cup to coffee shops across the UK, as a sustainable alternative to their existing disposable cups.
Having been recognised as the Foodservice Packaging Association’s Rising Star of 2019, George brings a new level of enthusiasm, a fresh way of thinking and over four years’ experience within the packaging industry to the role. This is something he says, ‘gives him the upper hand in communicating the environmental impact of packaging’, which he’s confident will assist him in demonstrating the benefits of the Frugal Cup as the number one sustainable coffee cup.
He commented, ‘Since starting my career in the industry my goal has been to drive sustainable packaging, so I am delighted to join Frugalpac as a company that embodies the same values as me. Having built an understanding of the current cups available on the market, I believe the Frugal Cup is a genuine solution to the current waste issue within the UK. Comprised of 96% recycled content, the Frugal Cup is the most sustainable disposable cup on the market, stimulating demand for second life materials which is exactly what the UK needs to develop a more circular economy.
‘It is also refreshing to find a company whose manufacturing process is based in the UK. In fact, Frugalpac is one of the only manufacturers which doesn’t import the product from elsewhere in the world, reducing the UK’s total packaging carbon footprint and creating local jobs at the same time. Joining Frugalpac presents me with a fantastic opportunity to develop my career, and I am excited to learn from Rebecca, whose wealth of experience, knowledge of the industry, and supportive attitude will make her a great mentor.’
Rebecca added, ‘Frugalpac has grown a lot in the last six months, and we are proud of how far the recycled coffee cup revolution has come throughout that time. Such progress needs to be supported, so we are delighted to welcome such a talented individual as George to the team and feel that he will be a real asset to the business. As consumer demand for outlets to do more to support an environmentally sustainable economy is on the rise, as does our commitment to creating new, innovative and recyclable packaging like the Frugal Cup to aid that growth.’