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Caffeine in Wingecarribee goes green

7 March, 2022Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has partnered with Green Caffeen to bring an eco-friendly coffee cup solution to the Southern Highlands.

Local cafes are encouraged to get involved in a free swap and go reusable cup program, helping to reduce single-use coffee cup waste.

Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Phoebe Ward, said the program is set to launch in April 2022.

“We’d love for as many businesses as possible to get involved,” she said.

“Participating businesses will receive a starter pack with everything they need to get started including Australian made recycled and recyclable plastic cups.”

“Moving away from single-use plastic products and turning to reusable alternatives is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for business.”

Benefits include:

  • save money on single use coffee cups,
  • reduce litter and waste sent to landfill, and
  • stand out as an environmentally conscious cafe.

“There are currently over 700 cafes across Australia already participating and with the Southern Highlands coming onboard, it will provide a connection between existing networks along the South Coast and into the Australian Capital Territory,” added Phoebe.

Green Caffeen are a South Coast start-up, founded by two dads seeking to make a positive impact on the planet.

For more information or to register your business, visit wsc.nsw.gov.au/services/waste-recycling/green-caffeen or contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 02 4868 0888.

Council’s partnership with Green Caffeen is part of a wider agreement with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation.  Other Local Government Areas set to join the program include Queanbeyan-Palerang, Eurobodalla and Snowy Valleys.