The Accelerator

The NextGen Circular Business Accelerator takes place over 6 months, supporting early stage solutions in a journey to scale manufacture-ready cup solutions.

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The Challenge

The NextGen Cup Challenge is an open innovation initiative seeking to identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use cup system globally.


Consortium Partners


NextGen assembles partners across design, supply, demand, recovery and reuse to develop solutions that benefit the entire value chain.

Latest news

McDonald’s to develop a recyclable and/or compostable cup collaborating with Starbucks & Closed Loop Partners

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