Cup Conscious Cafes

An Initiative of Markets For Change CafesJoin

Save forests, cut waste and tackle climate change!

We all love grabbing a coffee from our local cafe in the mornings, but did you know that most throwaway coffee cups aren’t recyclable or biodegradable? That’s why we are asking cafes to sign on as a cup conscious café making a commitment to fill reusable cups brought in by customers. Look for the ‘cup conscious café’ sticker at your local coffee shop to see if they are participating. If not, do ask them to show their support for a more sustainable approach to our coffee culture.

The billions of throwaway coffee cups thrown away each year globally should be replaced with reusable ones because they are a waste of resources, harm forests and climate, and create mountains of waste.

58 billion paper cups are thrown away globally each year!

32 million trees are cut down to produce paper cups.

It takes 100 billion litres of water to produce paper cups.

Paper cups emit as much greenhouse gas as half a million cars.

The Cup Conscious Cafe Movement is Taking off

We've started in central Hobart and now its taking off. Now spreading to Sydney, Melbourne and regional locations.

Find a participating Cafe

Simply enter your chosen location below and find a Cup Conscious Cafe nearest to you. If you want your cafe to feature on our list fill out the form below and help us expand the Cup Conscious Cafe movement.



We are looking cup conscious coffee drinkers, cafes and communities to join us and help grow the Cup Conscious Cafe movement.

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