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 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.

NO EXCUSE FOR 

SINGLE USE 

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.  

 

 

 

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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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!

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

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