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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Mogo café joins the war on waste

Mogo threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the Shire some time ago that it was going to be a plastic bag free zone. Now they are rising to the occasion again and are setting their sights on being the first town in the Shire to show responsibility with take away coffee cups.

Australians love their coffee. So much so that over 3 billion takeaway cups & lids are wasted every year. Most are never recycled.

Contrary to popular belief, takeaway coffee cups are rarely recycled and only rarely composted due to inadequate industrial composting facilities and the difficulty of getting the cups/lids there.

The ABC program “War on Waste” suggested that environmentally responsible cafes could connect with responsible consumers through one simple idea to reduce this waste - by offering a discount to consumers who choose to bring their own reusable coffee cups.

The Courtyard Café in Mogo has made the decision to fully support this initiative & has joined the Responsible Cafes organization under the banner of “Choose to Reuse “.

Will Procter, the owner of the Courtyard Café, advised that "any customer bringing their own coffee cup would receive a 50 cents discount."

“We also sell reusable coffee cups & anyone buying one of these cups will receive a free coffee” said Will.

“As runners-up in the Excellence in Sustainability section of the Eurobodalla Business Awards we thought that this campaign was a perfect fit with what we, at the Courtyard Café, are trying to achieve” added Will.

Above: Eilis and Shelly from the Courtyard Cafe in Mogo getting behind getting behind Mogo's war on takeaway cups

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