single-use plastics ban

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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Sydney plastic waste

Sydney businesses take the no plastics pledge

More than 30 New South Wales-based organisations have joined forces with the City of Sydney and pledged to dramatically reduce single-use plastics across their businesses. Industry leaders from the hospitality, accommodation, events, and property sectors signed the Sydney Single-use Pledge with Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
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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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