Following the success of Leeds By Example, Swansea and Edinburgh will introduce their own recycling initiatives later this year.
The programme supports recycling initiatives for common food packaging items including plastic, cans and coffee cups.
In the six-month trial, Leeds By Example reported that it recycled 600,000 cups. The scheme in Leeds will now be extended for a further six months.
Launched in 2018 by Hubbub and Ecosurety, Leeds By Example brought together 25 funding partners and 29 local partners, including Leeds City Council.
The programme involved installation of 124 recycling points in Leeds city centre. These include recycle reward machines, which offer vouchers in return for recycling deposits.
Results from the trial show disposal of plastic, cans and coffee cups increased from 17% to 32%. This included the coffee cups, plus 65,000 cans and 55,000 bottles.
Gavin Ellis, co-founder and director of Hubbub, said: “The success of Leeds By Example shows what can be achieved when partners work together to share expertise, grab public attention and change behaviour.”
Waste collected in Leeds is reprocessed in various areas in the UK. Plastic bottles are recycled in Lincolnshire, while cups and cans are respectively processed in Cumbria and Cheshire.