HOW DO WE APPROACH

WASTE EDUCATION?

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!

INITIATIVES AND WORKSHOPS

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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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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