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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Caffeine in Eurobodalla goes green

Green Caffeen is bringing an eco-friendly coffee solution to the NSW South Coast through a partnership with the Eurobodalla Shire Council. Businesses, visitors and locals alike can get involved with the free swap and go reusable cup program, which will help reduce the community’s reliance on single-use coffee cups. As part of a wider agreement with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), Eurobodalla is one of many councils getting involved. The sustainable swap and go cup system has already launched in multiple neighbouring local government areas this year, including Queanbeyan-Palerang, Wingecarribee and Snowy Valleys. This partnership signifies an expansion of Green Caffeen’s already strong presence across NSW. With over 700 cafes across the country already proudly sporting Green Caffeen cups, there is no shortage of locations to pick up a coffee or drop off a cup, helping to provide a simple solution for a reusable alternative between work, home and holidays. Green Caffeen Director, Martin Brooks, knows that convenience often wins out, with an estimated one billion single-use coffee cups making their way to landfill each year in Australia alone. “Green Caffeen removes the two common excuses for not using a reusable coffee cup – ‘I forgot to bring it with me’ and ‘I haven’t washed my cup yet’,” Mr Brooks said. Cafes using the system have cups in stock at the cafe and wash the cups between uses, so there are clean, green, reusable cups always ready for your coffee to go. “We’re excited to see the continued growth of the program in what will be an exciting year for cafes as they transition away from their reliance upon single-use packaging. A legislative ban on single-use plastics is on its way, and we’re working hard to provide cafes and coffee lovers with a convenient on the go option. We’ve designed Green Caffeen to be a complete no-brainer, like a local library service. You check a cup out and check it back in again later using the Green Caffeen app. You can have two cups out at once, so it doesn’t matter if you forget your cup; you’ve got another one built into your phone wherever you go.” Eurobodalla Council’s waste services manager Nathan Ladmore said he was thrilled to help bring Green Caffeen to Eurobodalla. “We love our coffee here on the coast, and so many wonderful local cafes are already supporting the bring-your-own-cup revolution,” he said. “Green Caffeen takes it to a new level, making it even easier for residents to kick the single-use habit once and for all.

“The swap-and-go-system is convenient for customers, it saves businesses serious dollars, and it has a real impact on numbers of cups heading to landfill. “Green Caffeen really is a no brainer and we hope to see as many cafes as possible get on board.” Free to cafes and customers, businesses can register their interest online and individuals can download the app from the website or app stores, ready to simply scan, swap and go. To celebrate this exciting partnership, on Wednesday 8th June, Green Caffeen will be shouting free coffee at all participating Eurobodalla cafes. Applications are now open for cafes to join and cafes are being encouraged to register prior to the 8th June to be part of the upcoming Eurobodalla launch. Find out more at


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