We'Ve ditched the discount! join our coffee bean 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!

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.

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 - Sign OUR CONTACTLESS POUR PETITION

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

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

 

 

 

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 billion disposable coffee cups and 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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4965

Number of cafes registered

35.2

Average number of cups saved/day

174m

total no. of cups saved from landfill

WANT TO BE A     

KEEN BEAN?

 

Do you want to be part of the reuse revolution? We have put together handy guides to help you support your community and transition to going single use free!

WANT TO SUPPORT WHAT WE DO? 

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.  

Almond, Oat, Coconut, Hemp, Cashew, Flax, Rice, Da Almond, Oat, Coconut, Hemp, Cashew, Flax, Rice, Dairy... the list goes on! What kind of milk is best?? 🥛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We've done our research so that you don't have to! Responsible Cafes can check out our newest "Mylk" Guide in the portal, but here's the crash course:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We scored milks based on water and land usage, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. The WINNER of the competition is..... drumroll please... OAT MYLK! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oat is the new kid on the block and has the lowest overall impact on our planet, plus it froths like a dream ✨ What's not to love??⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you make your own almond or oat milk at your cafe? Let us know and make sure to put it on your RC profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #vegan #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
In recent years, many of us keen beans have become In recent years, many of us keen beans have become more mindful about the foods we eat and the impact that they have on the planet 🌏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Using free-range animal products at your cafe can be a good way to cater to your customers who aren't plant-based, but still want to make more sustainable food choices. (PLUS, it's another great way to earn some bean 🌟's on our portal!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We always encourage cafes to do their research before choosing free-range suppliers, and to buy local as often as possible to support your neighbours and reduce emissions 👍 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #freerange #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #buylocal #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
After reading our compost content this week, have After reading our compost content this week, have you decided to start composting so that your cafe, customers and staff can feel ah-mazing about your eco friendly actions?? Good on you!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are 5 steps to get your composting journey started! We recommend doing your research as to what composting system will work best for your cafe as rules and regulations will differ by industry, council and state. Plus, what works for your mate's cafe down the road may not be right for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Once you've got your composting system up and running, be sure to update your profile on our portal so that customers can see and we can brag about you! 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #zerowaste #environment #australia #compost #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Not all biodegradable cups are created equal ❌ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Compostable" cups and containers may sound eco-friendly, but industrial-grade compostable containers do not decompose in traditional backyard composts. They have to be sent to industrial composting sites where high temperatures and specific conditions are used to break the materials down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some municipalities in Aus offer kerbside compost collection to take your organics to one of the country's 150 facilities, HOWEVER whether compostable plastics and papers are accepted will depend on your municipalities rules. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When "compostable" cups end up in nature, they don't break down like food scraps would and ultimately contribute to our plastic crisis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're a keen bean, take 5 minutes to research the composting regulations in your municipality to see what compostables go in the green lid bin, and what goes in the red one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #compost #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
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