We all know Sydneysiders love our coffee - but do you know our caffeine obsession has a distinctly unsavoury environmental impact? Coffee cups are not recyclable through the standard recycling system, as each paper cup contains a plastic layer. That means the 1 billion coffee cups sold in Australia each year are headed straight for landfill.
Funded by the City of Sydney, Close the Loop ran a four week trial in one Sydney office, and gathered a staggering 4278 cups in that period. If we can institute a dedicated cup collection and recycling system in Sydney, we can have an enormous impact in diverting waste and making the best use of our resources.
Would your office support and use a dedicated coffee cup recycling scheme? Let me know as we work on next steps.