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.
– 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.
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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WANT TO BE A
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.
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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Responsible Cafes is run by a good bunch of beans and every penny raised goes back into creating new ways to shift the single use paradigm.
For every $5 donated, we can save a full wheelie bin of single use plastic from landfill. Help us fight the good fight!
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