Ona Coffee #giveupthecup single-use cups

Ona Coffee to #giveupthecup, cease using single-use cups

Ona Coffee has announced a new sustainability campaign, #giveupthecup to eliminate all single-use takeaway cups from its venues and wholesale distribution. The announcement comes as Ona Coffee enters its 12th year and follows the conversion to solar energy of its headquarters and roastery in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory.
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London calls for non-recyclable coffee cup ban

The London Assembly has called on the Mayor to lobby the British government to introduce a tax on single-use plastics and ban single-use, non-recyclable hot drinks cups. The London Assembly is a 25-member elected body that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London. The Assembly Member who proposed the motion, Léonie Cooper, says “with plastic polluting our rivers and oceans, causing terrible consequences for wildlife and our environment, we need urgent action”.
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No time to waste: Could a coffee cup ban work?

Two years on from the War on Waste movement, BeanScene looks at what has actually changed in the Australian coffee industry and the efficacy of a single-use plastics ban. Thousands of Australians order coffee to go from their favourite cafés every day, leaving with their precious beverage safely contained in a roughly eight-ounce paper cup. For many of them, once the coffee is gone, the cup is no longer of any use and disposed of without a second thought. That’s the problem.
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Detpak RecycleMe

Detpak RecycleMe system completes the paper chain

The Detpak RecycleMe System provides recyclable cups alongside collection and guaranteed recycling logistics. Since the ABC TV series War on Waste drew attention to the more than one billion coffee cups sent to landfill every year, consumers, cafés, and companies have taken large strides to reduce single-use cup waste. One such company is Australian owned packaging manufacturer Detpak, which initiated a rollout of its RecycleMe System with customers in November 2018, providing a solution for takeaway cups. 
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WA ACT plastic bans

WA and ACT release discussion papers on single-use plastic bans

The Western Australian and Australian Capital Territory Governments have released discussion papers on proposed single-use plastic bans – including plastic-lined coffee cups – on 11 and 16 April, respectively. WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson invites the community to contribute their ideas and participate in the consultation process.
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Qantas to ditch disposable coffee cups

The Qantas Group has announced plans to replace its disposable coffee cups with recyclable and compostable options as part of its new waste initiative scheme. As a major environmental push, the Qantas Group – including Qantas, QantasLink, and JetStar – plans to become the first airline to reuse, recycle and compost 75 per cent of its waste by the end of 2021.
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Tree Free Global

Tree Free Global

Tree Free Global is an Australian company specialising in environmentally friendly disposable coffee cups. It looks at its cups’ impact on the environment in both manufacture and disposal. It uses Bagasse, a by-product of sugarcane.
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South Australian Government considers banning takeaway coffee cups

The South Australian Government has revealed it’s considering banning takeaway coffee cups and other single-use plastic products with the release of a new discussion paper. The Turning the Tide on Single-Use Plastic Products discussion paper seeks feedback on whether the government should introduce measures to tackle a range of single-use items, including coffee cups. The paper asks whether government intervention is required for these items and in what form it could take.
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