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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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
Did you know that used coffee grounds are great fo Did you know that used coffee grounds are great for your compost and your garden? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Coffee grounds contain nitrogen as well as some potassium and phosphorus, plus other micronutrients that are great for plant and soil health. Just sprinkle some grounds onto your soil or mix them in with your compost for the best results!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If your cafe has heaps of coffee grounds at the end of the week, rather than sending them to the landfill - print yourself off one of these posters from the Posters and Guides section on our portal to let customers know they can get snag some grounds from you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #zerowaste #australia #compost #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
What's that?? You want to start composting but you What's that?? You want to start composting but you don't know what on earth you'll use all that compost for? There are plenty of ways to make use of your new organics pile, here are just a few to get you started:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Use it as a weed-preventing mulch for your garden 🌳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Mix it in with your potting soil for healthy indoor plants 🌱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Feed spring bulbs by adding it to potting holes 🌷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. Spread it on your lawn to help it thrive ☘️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. Sprinkle it on top of garden beds to improve soil nutrient levels 🍄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some other uses for your home compost? Let us know your favourites below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #zerowaste #australia #compost #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
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