It’s Simple to Reduce Waste

Reducing the waste that goes in our bins and that ends up in landfill can be as simple as ordering your next coffee.

It’s a daily fix and Australians are hooked. We average about 700 cups a year each. But our love affair with coffee comes at a cost. Most people think these disposable coffee cups are environmentally-friendly. They’re wrong, it actually has lots of plastic in the lining of the cup.

Most consumers don’t realise when they’re using that disposable coffee cup that it’s going to outlast their time on Earth. These cups have a plastic lining that end up in landfill where they never break down.

Coffee cups now make up the second largest contributor to litter in this country behind plastic bottles. We grab that coffee cup, we get that caffeine fix and then we forget about it.

There’s lots consumers can do. The first thing of course is to be aware of the problem. We need to reduce the use of single-use plastics. It’s simply about thinking: where does that cup go next?

You’ve got a decision that you make when you’re going to get that coffee. Why not use a reusable cup whether at home, work or on the go.

It’s simple answer, just take your own cup along, it’s easy to do good. Halve waste.

Find out more

You’ll find reusable cups at coffee shops and homewares stores.

Other Great Reusable Cup Options

Ceramic cup with a handy travel lid
Spill proof, keeps your coffee hot for 5 hours
Take your favourite cup to the office

Which Bin Does Your Disposable Cup Go In?