CAN I USE reusable CUPS during Covid-19?

YES – IF IT IS DONE SAFELY. Read what our ambassador Sarah Wilson has to say about serving a contactless coffee in a safe and respectful way.

Where can I find waste education Resources?

Download free resouces aimed at arming our troup of Cafes & Keen Beans with the knowledge to change the tide on single-use plastic.

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   

Where can i get a coffee using a reusable during Covid-19?

Check out our list of cafes that are serving coffees in a reusable cup via a contactless pour during Covid-19.

Bring on the Science

In terms of the general public’s response to the Covid crisis, we should make every attempt to avoid over-consumption of single-use plastics, particularly in applications like packaging.” (Laville 2020) That is the word from over a hundred Scientists…

NO EXCUSE FOR 

SINGLE-USE 

RESPONSIBLE CAFES MISSION IS TO WORK WITH THE CAFE INDUSTRY TO REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AT THE SOURCE & IN TURN STOP PLASTIC ENDING UP IN LANDFILL, LITTERING OUR OCEANS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS.  

 

 

 

THE CHALLENGE

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 one: Sign up for FREE and you will instantly receive a and a link to other educational tools.

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. 

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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4965

Number of cafes registered

35.2

Average number of cups saved/day

174m

total no. of cups saved from landfill

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We work with councils and organisations to assist with waste education and behaviour change in their community. Get in touch to see how you can benefit from being aligned with our goals and vision.  

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Losing The War On Waste. Single Use Fights Back

Losing The War On Waste. Single Use Fights Back

By Andy Marks  Three years ago almost to the day, the lid was lifted off coffee cups and the Australian public understood what was really inside. Shock and dismay followed, as the 1 billion or so single use cups used annually were revealed to be lined with plastic and...

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Help stop the spread, Australia!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A bit of cheeky covid humour for you beans since it's Friday. Try out "Responsible Influencing" next time you're grabbing coffee with a mate and ask them to go topless and #DitchTheLid with you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ditchthelid #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Plastic Free July Tip # 2: Swap it like it's hot.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cup swap systems like @huskeecup are making it easy for customers to participate in the reusable movement without having to carry around an emergency mug in their bag. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's how to do it...Your cafe buys a stock of the swap program's cups, customer purchases a cup to become a member, customer returns used cup to you and orders a drink, you pour delicious coffee into a fresh cup for the customer 👍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our discount with Huskee Swap for 50% off their lovely cups is still running, so use code 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗖𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘀𝟱𝟬 at checkout! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #muglibrary #reusable #keepitclean #environment #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #huskeecup #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Thanks to you amazing Keen Beans across the world Thanks to you amazing Keen Beans across the world who all agree it is time to #revivereuse. It warms our cotton socks to know you all care enough to sign! If you missed it from last week here is the lowdown. 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We need your help to #revivereuse ♻️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are reusable coffee cups safe in the times of COVID? YES. In fact, they're SO safe that 125 scientists across the globe have signed a statement which reads: "It is clear that reusable systems can be used safely by employing basic hygiene." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to see reusable coffee cups back in action? Here's how you can help:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Let's work together this @plasticfreejuly to ask the large coffee chains to reconsider their position and bring back our beloved reusables in the hope that others will follow. You can help by signing our @change.org petition to show that the public are keen to reuse their clean cups. Link to petition in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Tag your favourite waste warrior in the comments below and ask them to sign the petition too! Include #revivereuse⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Read more about this issue and the full statement from scientists in our recent blog. Link in Bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here is the quick down-low from those in the know: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Rona is transmitted mainly by droplets in the air, NOT by surfaces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Disposables present the same surface transmission risks as reusables. In other words, they are not magically free from germs. (shocking, we know)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Reusables can be WASHED (bacteria-fighting soap is a wonderful thing, folks - let's use it).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more info on the safety of reusables! ☕️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #responsiblecafes #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #latte #contactlesscoffee #eco #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse @plasticfreejuly
Thanks to all the keen beans who have been giving Thanks to all the keen beans who have been giving us tips over the last few months on where folks can get a contactless coffee in their reusable mugs. We especially liked this lovely message and wanted to share it with you to kick start the week. Remember to sign our petition to #revivreuse. We are nearly at 500 signatures! 💕 Link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ x RC Team
Contamination Station: when the poor yellow bin is Contamination Station: when the poor yellow bin is contaminated by things that definitely don't belong in it, resulting in the WHOLE lot getting sent to landfill. A real tradgedy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are the top 10 culprits of recycling contamination (other than the dreaded disposable cups): ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1) Greasy pizza boxes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) Nappies ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3) Soft plastics (wrappers, produce packaging, etc.) ⠀ 4) E-waste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5) Used tissues and paper towels ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6) Food waste (hello compost!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7) Garden waste (another win for the. compost)⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8) Unwanted dishes and appliances ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9) Clothes and textile ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 10) Plastic bags (let your recyclables roam freely in the bin)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some other common contaminants you see in your neighbourhood recycling bins?? Let us know in the comments! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #muglibrary #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #corona #contactlesspour #coffee #recycling #contactlesscoffee #eco #earth #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
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