COMMUNITY engagement

The Responsible Cafes team is often seen out in the community educating people on the perils of single use plastic. Our goal is to always keep the messaging positive and fun. By interacting with the community with thought provoking activities we can capture people’s attention and get them thinking about their relationship with single use plastic… not just coffee cups!

If you would like one our team running workshops, engaging with your community with our interactive wheelie bin or cup at one of your events then get in touch.


Digital CAMPAIGNS AND communications

We are always looking at ways to cut through the clutter and get our single use message across through social media campaigns and videos that can be shared. The video example below if of a video we made to demonstrate our Better Cup Guide which was aimed at providing you with the knowledge you need to become a (c)upstanding citizen, and make a choice that’s good for your brew and our planet too!


You have probably guessed by now that we are a bunch of passionate waste educators! We are constantly thinking up new ways to get the reuse message out these. For instance our ‘Jar Wars’ kits and workshops where you can make your own cup out of an old jam jar and silicone bands. #NO EXCUSE FOR REUSE now!

Get in touch if you would like us to run a jar wars workshop for you. Or you can buy a kit from our shop and DIY!  


Waste education POSTER, GUIDES & OTHER resources

Over the years we have created a range of FREE downloadable tools for cafes and ‘Keen Beans’ to help spread the reusable word and educate the community on single use plastic. Cafes can download resources from their cafe portal. Keen Beans can download posters and resources below. 


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It's tricky to know which cafes are accepeting reu It's tricky to know which cafes are accepeting reusables right now, so we've made some ✨NEW posters✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cafes, simply print out one of these fun posters from our site to let customers know that you're proudly accepting reusables. Or, if posters aren't your jam you can post it to your socials! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some of your lovely customers may be too shy to ask if they can bring their own mug, so spread the word and get those reusables back in action! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This was once a jam jar. Some clever bean finished This was once a jam jar. Some clever bean finished their jam, cleaned the jar, brought it over to @thepantryonegmont and asked for a jar of coffee. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now this jar has a new life purpose serving as a coffee mug. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Remember, your reusable cup doesn't have to cost $50. Jars are hip and cool too you know ✌🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷credit @thepantryonegmont - thanks for sharing!
It's not all doom and gloom out there. Although Co It's not all doom and gloom out there. Although Covid has certainly thrown us for a loop this year, @cafeculturemagazine reminds us of that some of the changes cafes have made to adapt have actually set better industry standards 👍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We'll let you read the article in our bio for the full story, but some of the highlights include:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⭐️ Better barista training⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⭐️ A focus on digital marketing⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⭐️ Improved customer service ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the link in our bio to see what tips your cafe could use to stay competitive!
Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats t Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to wildlife around the world. Western Australia and South Australia have both announced their phase-out strategies for single-use plastic items such as plastic plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws, bags, polystyrene food containers, helium balloon releases, microbeads and oxo-degradable plastics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WA's phase-out plan is set to be implemented by 2023, whereas SA's target of 2021 is fast approaching. This is amazing news for our planet, but another 3+ years of waiting could have detrimental effects.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Has your cafe already phased out single-use plastics? If not, the time to act is now! Check out our website if you need some guidance on how to reduce your single-use plastic waste.💚
Have you updated your cafe profile on our new port Have you updated your cafe profile on our new portal yet?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We now have a rating system to let customers how many responsible actions cafes are doing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ in Sydney is one of our impressive GOLD BEAN cafes 🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get your cafe's rating now by logging into the portal (link is in our bio), then let us know if you'd be interested in receiving a rating sticker to put up at your cafe!
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