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We’re growing a collection of suppliers and innovators that all offer a product or service that can help Responsible Cafes to reduce their environmental impact, make their business more efficient and save on long term running costs – win win win!

Get accredited today! join our coffee bean sustainability rating system.

let the world know about all the other great waste saving efforts your cafes is taking to combat the war on waste via our simple coffee bean rating system. just like stars but more down to earth!

174 million cups saved from landfill and littering

fighting the war on waste and winning one cup at a time Thanks to over 4,900 participating responsible cafes AND conscious consumers

NO EXCUSE FOR SINGLE-USE

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE THE GLOBAL CAFE COMMUNITY THE TOOLS & PLATFORM TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE & REDUCE THEIR ECOLOGICAL & CARBON FOOTPRINT.

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THE CHALLENGE

– Since Covid-19 the cafes industry has been hit hard and more single-use plastic is being used due to contamination concerns. (Read more here) 

– Scientist believe that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. We must all work together to reverse this.

 – It is estimated that Australian’s use 1.8 billion disposable coffee cups (doubled that if you include lids!) every year – this would have risen due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

– The lining of many single-use coffee cups and containers are plastic which means they are not recyclable.

– About 9 out of every 10 disposable cups (including compostable) and single-use containers ends up in landfill or littered on our streets and waterways.

OUR SOLUTION

AFFECT BEHAVIOUR CHANGE BY CREATING A SIMPLE RATING SYSTEM SO CAFES CAN BE RATED ON THEIR RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS AND PROVIDE WASTE EDUCATION TOOLS to guide CAFES to REDUCE WASTE AND MAKE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS  DECISIONS. 

HOW IT WORKS FOR CAFES

Step one: Register your cafe for FREE to access your cafe dashboard. 

Step two: Tick off all the responsible actions that you are taking to reduce your waste, carbon emissions and impact on your community. 

Step three: Download posters and guides to help you on your waste saving mission and promote your mission with your community. Or buy a printed pack here.

 Step four: Your cafe will be given a ‘Responsible Bean Rating’ and shown on our digital map ready for customers to search. 

Step Five: Share your rating and post a photo to your social media  (with a poster and/or reusable cup in action – or something more creative!) with the hashtag #ResponsibleCafes to be included on the social stream of our website.

Throughout the year we will be in touch with helpful new resources, useful discount deals from partners and metrics on the benefits of the program so sign up for our newsletter!

 

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