BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP.
IT'S HOW MANLY SIPS.
We LOVE our coffee…but who would have thought that our love for the daily grind can generate over 7,000 tonnes of waste and approximately a billion coffee cups disposed of each year!
In just one day, an average Manly café can dispose of over 300 plastic coffee cups and lids. That’s over 100,000 a year that are used once then tossed – often ending up in our beaches, waterways and eaten by sealife.
Most disposable coffee cups contain a plastic film of polyethylene and are not recyclable. This means they will likely end up in landfill and don’t biodegrade.
Choosing to bring your own cup can make a big difference. Tonnes of plastic doesn’t end up in the environment. A throwaway culture can become sustainable. Our slice of paradise stays pristine. And you can even save money whilst still enjoying your morning ritual.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. BYO COFFEE CUP
Reusable coffee cups are one of the best ways to eliminate the single-use plastics from cafes. They’re stylish, easy to wash and save baristas from supplying thousands of cups & lids. Some cafés even offer a discount if you bring your own cup.
2. SAY NO TO A PLASTIC LID
If you’ve forgotten to bring your own cup you can still make a difference by not getting a plastic lid. Simply ask for ‘No lid Thanks’.
3. DINE IN
With such great cafes in Manly, why not take the time to enjoy your coffee in a real cup – removing the need for takeaway cups or alternatives. You might even find it tastes better.
4. Put your local cafe on the map
Ask your local cafe to register at Responsible Cafes and start the conversation with their customers. Did you know that some cafes have ditched takeaway coffee cups altogether!
5. CHECK OUT OUR RESOURCES
Keep the conversation going with these posters available to download free from our website.