NO EXCUSE FOR
RESPONSIBLE CAFES MISSION IS TO REDUCE SINGLE USE PLASTIC WITHIN THE CAFE AND CATERING INDUSTRY AND STOP PLASTIC ENDING UP IN LANDFILL, LITTERING OUR OCEANS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS.
Australians love their coffee. So much so that it is estimated as many as 1 BILLION TAKEAWAY CUPS & LIDS are used, landfilled and/or littered every year. Due to a hidden, nasty plastic lining in single use takeaway cups, most are never recycled. as featured on the ABC’s War on Waste, Responsible Cafes connects thoughtful cafes with conscious consumers through one simple idea…
AFFECT BEHAVIOUR CHANGE BY GIVING CUSTOMERS A DISCOUNT FOR USING THIER OWN REUSABLE CUP AND CREATe WASTE EDUCATION TOOLS that guides CAFES to REDUCE WASTE AND MAKE SUSTAINABLE DECISIONS.
HOW IT WORKS FOR CAFES
Step two: Put up your poster and shout it from the rooftops! If you want a printed starter pack sent to you you can purchase one here.
Step three: Post a photo to your social media (with the poster and/or reusable cup in action in the cafe – or something more creative!) with the hashtag #ResponsibleCafes to be included on the social stream of our website.
Step four: Your cafe will be shown on our digital map ready for customers to search.
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I have been watching the War on Waste and it was shocked seeing how many coffee cups end up in landfill. I would love to help spread the word that unfortunately coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the plastic lining and the only way we can reduce this waste is to BYO coffee cup.
Keen Bean Emma
We recently registered as a responsible café. When we registered we thought we would be offering a 50 cent discount to customers when using their reusable cup, however since then we have rethought this and want to offer a $1.00 incentive.
Wallis – Cafe Owner
I recently heard of your brilliant movement on a television documentary tackling waste in Australia. I live in the beautiful Whitsundays and from what I can see on your website we only have two cafes in the area that are “responsible cafes”; with your help I hope to change that.
Keen Bean Thomas
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