Responsible Cafes

Responsible Cafes

Click here to find your nearest Responsible Cafe

The map will show you the closest 25 cafes to where you are (searching), you won’t see every one of 4,400+ cafes at once, that would just be overwhelming!

CHOOSE TO REUSE,
OR HAVE YOUR COFFEE TO STAY

Australians love their coffee. So much so that it is estimated as many as 1 BILLION TAKEAWAY CUPS & LIDS* are used, landfilled and/or littered every year. Due to a hidden, nasty plastic lining in single use takeaway cups, most are never recycled.

As featured on the ABC’s War on Waste, Responsible Cafes connects thoughtful cafes with conscious consumers through one simple idea…

CAFES CAN REDUCE OR ELIMINATE DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS BY OFFERING A DISCOUNT TO CUSTOMERS WITH REUSABLE TAKEAWAY CUPS.

Contrary to popular belief, takeaway coffee cups are rarely recycled or composted due to inadequate industrial composting facilities and the difficulty of getting the cups/lids there.

Becoming a Responsible Cafe saves money and reduces waste, and incentivises customers to do the right thing by bringing their own cups. Our goal is to change the game on single-use waste by nurturing a culture of reuse and change behaviour.