We approach waste education through THE


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 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. Click on the link below to see a full range of examples and download then share yourself! 


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Next time your local tells you they aren't accepti Next time your local tells you they aren't accepting reusables, just use this new plastic-free technique 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (we're only joking, but if any of you beans, especially in QLD, are feeling cheeky let us know how this goes for you) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Hey RC Community, we want to see what you've been Hey RC Community, we want to see what you've been up to!! Have you or your local cafe set up a mug library, a refillable sugar jar, or a cup swap system? Share your waste-fighting successes, big and small, by posting a photo or story and make sure to TAG us so we can shout you out and provide inspiration to other responsible cafes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
It’s been brought to our attention that the QLD It’s been brought to our attention that the QLD government has updated their Stage 3 rules for hospitality to ban keep cups even when a contactless pour method is used. What the heck @qldgov??? We are confused and saddened by this news as 100’s of scientists have come forth to urge the continued use of reusables during this time and there are a number of safe ways to do a no-contact transaction with reusables. Are you also saddened by this policy?? Has your state also banned reusables in the last few weeks? #takeawaythrowaways #bansingleuseplastic
Since we're nearing the end of #PlasticFreeJuly (A Since we're nearing the end of #PlasticFreeJuly (AKA the best month of the whole year), let's reflect on some actions that will encourage reduce & reuse behaviours after it's over. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we all probably know by now, DITCHING single-use all together is the best way to stop contributing to landfills. If your cafe isn't quite ready to break up with single-use yet, make an effort to advertise reuse to your customers by creating a mug library, implementing a cup swap system like @huskeecup, posting a sign to encourage customers to bring their reusables, implementing a BYO reusable loyalty card, and starting to charge for single-use items to discourage their use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's up to each of us to cancel this normalized single-use mindset, so let's get cracking!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
It's nearly August and we boy oh boy do have somet It's nearly August and we boy oh boy do have something fun up our sleeves for you beans! Can you guess what it is?? (no, it's not a puppy). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let us know your guesses in the comments, if you guess it right we'll give you two gold stars AND a pat on the back!
We want you (yes, you!) to spill the beans and giv We want you (yes, you!) to spill the beans and give us your feedback on how we can better support and educate you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We've received some really positive feedback over the past few months from you keen beans and are SO impressed by the efforts being made to keep the environment's best interests at heart during these crazzyyyy times. What do you want to see from us next? More info on single-use alternatives? More shoutouts to local cafes fighting the war on waste? Or perhaps you'd like more support in phasing out plastics at your cafe? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let us know in the comments or via DM so we can give the people what they want. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
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