The RC Directory

The Purchasing Power of Responsible Cafes

As a not for profit group, our goal is to use the collective power of our registered cafes and Keen Beans to reduce waste and carbon emissions. This collection of suppliers and innovators all offer a product or service that can help Responsible Cafes to reduce their environmental impact, make their business more efficient and potentially save on long-term running costs – win win win! We hope you find a product or service that suits your needs!

This Directory has been 100% curated by the RC team, based on years of research and experience in the industry. We will be looking at fostering collaborations for brands interested in giving a discount to our network of responsible cafes.

If your brand or product is interested in joining the list please apply using this form and we will get back to you.

Last update: February 12, 2024

 

 

 

reusables

🇦🇺 = Aussie-made
SWAP SYSTEMS

Australia-wide:

huskee (coffee cups)

Retub (containers)

🇦🇺 rePlated (containers)

SA:

Reusably (cups and containers)

NSW:

Cupbank by Claycups (coffee cups)

Devolver (containers)

VIC:

Cupbank by Claycups (coffee cups)

Retunr (cups, containers, groceries containers)

Wangim cup project (coffee cups)

WA:

🇦🇺 Renome (coffee cups)

QLD:

Cupbank by Claycups (coffee cups)

NT:

🇦🇺 Renome (coffee cups)

 

Check out this great resource to better understand how these swap systems work!

RETAIL

🇦🇺 321 Water (drink bottles)

🇦🇺 Blue Spring Water Aluminium water bottles (drink bottles)

🇦🇺  Bryteka pottery (coffee cups)

Caye Life (coffee cups, drink bottles)

Claycups (coffee cups)

Cheeki (drink bottles)

CUPPE (Bubble tea cups)

Drink caddy (carry tray)

Ever Eco (containers, straws, coffee cups, drink bottles)

Frank Green (coffee cups, containers, drink bottles)

Hunu (collapsable cups)

Huskee (coffee cups, dog bowls)

JOCO (coffee cups, drink bottles, straws)

🇦🇺 KeepCup (coffee cups, drink bottles, containers)

KINOI (Bubble tea cups)

Klean Kanteen (drink bottles, coffee cups, containers)

🇦🇺  Luxey Cup (coffee cups silicons)

Luxey Cup (coffee cups, containers, drink bottles)

Lydy (lid)

Made by Fressko (coffee cups, drink bottles)

Meals in Steel (containers)

Onya (bags, drink bottles, coffee cups)

Pargo (coffee cups, drink bottles)

🇦🇺  Pottery for the Planet (coffee cups)

rCup (coffee cups)

🇦🇺  Rubber Cuppy (coffee cups)

🇦🇺 Renome (coffee cups)

🇦🇺 rePlated (containers)

Retub (containers)

Seastraws (straws)

SOL (coffee cups, drink bottles)

🇦🇺 Staytray (carry tray)

STTOKE (coffee cups)

🇦🇺 Worthy (drink bottles)

FOR EVENTS

VIC:

Green my plate (plates and bowls)

NSW:

Refilled (beverage refill on tap)

SA:

eCup (cups)

WA: 

Go2Cups (cups and serve ware)

 

SMALL BATCH

🇦🇺  Belltree Ceramics (mugs) – Northcote

Earthy Beans Organic Clay (mugs and cups) – deliver Nationally

home compostable

To cut through some of the more complex jargon, check out our Guide to Compostable Packaging !

CUPS AND LIDS

Biopak Aqueous cup and bagasse lid (AS5810)

Closed Loop/Simply Cup “Made to be Unmade” (TUV OK compost HOME)

Compostable Alternatives “Compost After Coffee” cup and bagasse lid – 10% for Responsible Cafes (AS5810 / TUV OK compost HOME)

🇦🇺 Compostable Alternatives customised cups (TUV OK compost HOME)

Creative Cafe Company “Truly Eco Cup” (AS5810 / TUV OK compost HOME)

Good-edi edible cup (N/A)

I Am Not Paper plant pulp cup and lid (AS5810)

Little Green Panda “The Friendly Cup” (AS5810 / TUV OK compost HOME)

Pinnacle packaging “Truly Eco Cup”  (AS5810 / TUV OK compost HOME) and sugarcane lid

 

 

CONTAINERS & PLATES

Biopak (containers)

Bygreen One Tree (plates)

Natural Panaa (plates, trays, bowls)

STRAWS & CUTLERY

Biopak (straws)

Bygreen One Tree (cutlery, chopsticks)

Compostable Alternatives grass straws – 10% for Responsible Cafes

Natural Panaa (cutlery)

Little Green Panda (straws, cutlery)

The Only Straw

BAGS AND LINERS

🇦🇺 Biobag bags and liners

🇦🇺 Compostable Alternatives bags and liners – 10% for Responsible Cafes

Compost-a-pak bags and liners

Onya bags and liners

OTHERS

Compostable Alternatives gloves and cling wrap – 10% for Responsible Cafes

Compostic (cling wrap)

🇦🇺 Great wrap (cling wrap, pallet wrap)

Planet Protector (insulating packaging)

The Hygiene Co. (wet wipes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

collection services 

COFFEE GROUND COLLECTION

WA:

Donut Waste

Write Solutions

VIC:

GroundUp (Ballarat area only)

Reground

Veolia (Melbourne)

NSW:

Veolia (Sydney)

 

FOOD WASTE COLLECTION

NAT:

Go Terra

Veolia

ACT:

Capital Scraps

Global Worming

VIC:

Cirque du Soil

SA:

Eco caddy

Jeffries

Petesoil

NSW:

Global Worming

WA:

White Solutions

SOFT PLASTICS COLLECTION

VIC:

GroundUp (Ballarat area only)
Reground

NSW:

Recycle Smart (for participating councils)

MILK BOTTLE COLLECTION

SA:

YCA Recycling

 

BEER CLIP COLLECTION

WA:

Donut Waste

HARD TO RECYCLE PROGRAMS

🇦🇺 Bin Shift

🇦🇺 BRAD

🇦🇺 Ecobins

Terracycle

composting FOR CAFES

DIY COMPOST

Subpod

Compost Revolution

Biofilta 

WORM FARMS

Aerobin Composter

Worm Downunder

DIGESTORS

enrich360

COMPOST SERVICES

Share Waste (home compostable packaging, food waste)

Compost Connect (compostable packaging, food waste)

AORA

Detpak RecycleMe (cups and lids)

 

ACT:

GOTERRA

Capital Scraps

Global Worming

NSW:

Global Worming

VIC:

Simply Cups (cups and lids)

Waste Ninja (organics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recyclable 

COFFEE BAG

Detpak RecycleMe coffee bags

🇦🇺 Roastar coffee bag with BeanShield label vent

OTHER

technology 

FIGHT FOOD WASTE

Forkful

Y Waste

EMISSION REDUCTION

Carbon Positive Australia

Greener for Business

Our trace

Our Footprint (VIC, TAS, SA)

 

SUSTAINABILITY COACH
POS

Abacus

Epos Now

Impos

Lightspeed

Square

OTHER

1receipt (digital receipt)

My Coffee Count (digital loyalty card)

Now Book It (bookings online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sustainable supplies 

FARM TO PLATE
COFFEE

 

(offer refills)

 

MILK / MYLK

🇦🇺 Oat Milk Goodness

 

JUICE
APPLIANCES

Reduction Revolution (lighting, fans, monitors, cooking, appliances)

CLEANING

(wet wipes)

Ecyo (cleaning concentrates)