Published on Jun 27, 2017

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Going Green can be cheaper!


Australians love our coffee. It is part of our culture, it has become a staple in our casual and corporate lives and it is an integral part of improving Monday’s around the country.

An organisation is getting behind conscious consumption of coffee and promoting cafes who help reduce or eliminate disposable coffee cups.

Responsible Cafes connects loccal environmentally friendly cafes with like-minded customers. The organisation promotes cafes who provide incentives for customers to bring their own reusable cup.

Becoming a responsible cafe saves money and reduces waste and gives the café a competitive edge within an environmentally savvy marketplace.

Becoming a responsible coffee drinker means you can make a daily saving on your coffee bill and carry a fashion forward eco-mug instead of the regular cardboard cup.

Participating cafes get a poster to display in house, an information sheet outlining the issue and a video on the benefits of the program. They can also add value to their business offering by stocking reusable cups to on sell to customers.

Cafés in the program gain a listing on the official Responsible Cafés ‘BYO Cup Discount’ live search and map.

Café’s who share their Responsible Café incentives on social media are also rewarded. Fun photos with the poster or reusable cups in action gains café added exposure on the official Responsible Café Facebook and Instagram pages.

Responsible Cafes states that there is no provision under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) that prevents a customer from using their own container for storage of food purchased.

Get involved in the #reuserevolution and let’s add more Hunter Valley cafés to the #responsiblecafes bandwagon today!

What else can a food business do to minimise your ecological footprint?

  • don’t offer disposable coffee cups!
  • don’t offer plastic bags
  • don’t sell bottled water
  • offer straws only on request or not at all!
  • don’t offer plastic cutlery
  • compost food waste
  • use renewable energy

If you or anyone you know owns a café, or if you would like to approach cafes in your area, get in touch with Responsible Cafes.