Saturday, June 27, 2015

Is your favourite cafe responsible?

I don't drink a lot of coffee but when I do I like a proper coffee. Walking around the city I see that there are a lot of people who love coffee, particularly the takeaway kind. Those disposable cups and plastic lids are almost a uniform now that winter is here warming the inside and out. It is estimated that an unbelievable 1 billion takeaway cups and lids are landfilled or littered each year in Australia. That's a pretty scary figure.

The Responsible Cafes program encourages cafes to discount coffee for those customers who bring a reusable cup. Generally the discount is between 30c and 50c but some have been know to discount more. As part of the program, the cafes are placed on a map to make them easier for us to find.

As many cafes are not aware of this program, or Plastic Free July, why not spread the word.

Take care


  1. Wow! Such great idea! I really hope this will be the new standard all over the world.

    Have a lovely week!

  2. The hidden plastic in everything from disposable cups to tins and teabags really gets my goat. I have a joco cup a bit like yours, a steel bottle and steel lunchbox for my takeaways and nobody has said no yet!


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