Want to be a Cup Conscious Champion?
We all love grabbing a coffee from our local cafe in the mornings, but did you know that most disposable coffee cups aren’t recyclable or bio-degradable?. In fact, the cost on our planet of our coffee cups is astronomical! That’s why we are getting cafes around Australia to sign on as a cup conscious café.
It is estimated that 58 billion paper cups are thrown away globally each year! That’s one million tonnes of paper, or 32 million trees and 100 billion litres of water, emitting as much greenhouse gas as half a million cars. It’s a mountain of waste that has serious environmental consequences.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to use their own reusable cups as a way of minimising the mountains of waste, deforestation, pollution and co2 emissions which come from our widespread use of disposable coffee cups.
As part of the Environmental Paper Network’s international campaign against disposable coffee cups, we are asking cafes around Australia to make a commitment to allow customers to bring their own re-usable cups in when they buy their coffee.
To spread this movement across the globe we need volunteers! Cup Conscious Champions are needed to spread the word in their local areas and keep this movement growing!
Participating cafes will be promoted on our website and provided with stickers to demonstrate their participation.