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City of Wanneroo supports Responsible Cafés

Published Friday, 10th March 2017

Coffee-lovers who order takeaway brews in reusable cups from the Sprout Hub at Alkimos Beach will now receive a 50 cent discount thanks to an initiative aimed at reducing waste.

Reusable coffee cups

Responsible Cafés is delivered by City of Wanneroo through Switch your thinking, a sustainability initiative that facilitates innovative projects aimed at reducing our environmental footprint.

Australians throw away more than one billion take-away coffee cups every year and despite popular belief, the cups and lids are difficult to recycle— more than 90 per cent end up as litter or in landfill.

The Sprout Hub is one of the first cafés in the City of Wanneroo to register for Responsible Cafés. Mayor Tracey Roberts said she hoped many other local takeaway coffee outlets would sign up to the initiative.

“Waste is an issue that affects everyone in the community— we all need to be responsible consumers and we all need to play a part in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill,” Mayor Roberts said.

“Takeaway coffees are something that many people enjoy on a daily basis and so this is a good place to start when it comes to making a joint effort to reduce waste within our City.

“I would encourage all coffee lovers to support this important initiative and ask their favourite café to sign up to Responsible Cafés.”

Participating cafés receive a batch of KeepCups to give away to customers and are promoted on social media, as well as featuring on a national map of participating cafés. Registration is free. For more information visit responsiblecafes.org or contact mail@switchyourthinking.com

Responsible Cafés is supported by Keep Australia Beautiful WA through their community litter grants.

Switch your thinking is a local government sustainability initiative that works in partnership with the City of Wanneroo.

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