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If you’re anything like us, you buy a lot of coffee, and odds are that means you burn through a lot of takeaway cups. But what you might not realise is that those cups contain a plastic liner that means they cannot be recycled. It’s for this reason that the City of Sydney is throwing its weight behind a BYO coffee cup campaign – and a ton of local cafes are already on board.
At Coledale’s Earth Walker and Co, sustainability has been a driving factor for owners Ciara Kulmar and Bianca Pascoliero who offer a 30 cent discount for people who bring their own cups.
Cafes in Port Macquarie having been upping the ante in the crackdown on single use coffee cups. As about 20 businesses in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and the Camden Haven have signed up to the Responsbile Cafes program.
Justin Bonsey – the founder of Responsible Cafe talks to 2Ser about Responsible Cafes and how you can recruit your local cafe if they aren’t already involved.
The airing of ABC’s War on Waste has inspired Manning Vale’s community into action, as local business owners have all seen a significant increase in the sales of reusable cups over the last month.
The team from War on Waste are music to our ears with this podcast outlining the problem with disposable coffee cups and the difference a couple of small changes to your morning ritual will make.
Next time you go out, doesn’t matter where – to your local café, mall, office, beach or barbeque, count how many disposable coffee cups you see. Chances are you’ll see the very best of what convenience has to offer: paper cups, plastic cups, styrofoam cups, and those not-quite-paper, not-quite-plastic who-knows-what-it-is coffee cups.
Have a read over coffee…
As more and more cafes use the responsible cafes network to connect their business with conscious customers, you as the coffee drinker have more and more opportunity to sip that sweet, caffeinated nectar whilst saving over $100 a year.
Twig Tea caught up with Responsible Cafes’ very own, Catherine Leach from Catfish Creative to find out what motivates her to run a business devoted to using design as a conduit for change.