IF you want to save on your morning coffee and make a difference to the environment, then you might like to consider a push by Responsible Cafes.
The volunteer movement encourages venues to offer customers discounts on warm beverages if they bring a re-usable cup. O2 Cafe (Old Perth Rd) and Need for Feed (corner of Colstoun Rd and Guildford Rd) have been quick out of the starting blokes and signed up to offer discounts and help the environment.
Michele Glass, manager of O2 Cafe, Old Perth Road signed up a few months ago and has noticed a steady number of customers who bring their own reusable cups and save 50 cents every time. “We think it’s a great initiative. We’re always trying to minimise waste,” she said.
“We’re still going through too many single-use cups per week and we really want to get that number down” she added.
The Town is a fully paid up member of this movement and strongly encourages all the other cafes and outlets around the town to get on board. With Australians estimated to use one billion takeaway coffee cups every year, through joining up to this initiative with coffee drinkers, cafe owners and our residents we are keen to “change the game on single-use waste by nurturing a culture of reuse”.