Did you know that disposable coffee cups are not recyclable and must go in the rubbish bin?
Even ‘compostable’ or biodegradable coffee cups cannot be recycled and cannot go in your compost or Food and Garden waste bin, because Australia’s existing composting facilities can’t process them effectively.
Using a reusable coffee cup to get a takeaway coffee helps reduce waste going into landfill which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many cafes also offer a small discount to those who provide their own reusable cup.
There are no health standards or regulations preventing businesses from taking your clean reusable coffee cup for use.