Choose.Reuse. is a behaviour change toolkit for one of the most visible problem waste items: disposable coffee cups. It contains a suite of communications and tracking materials which any business can use within its office as part of a campaign to encourage staff to take reusable cups when buying coffee. It’s designed to make wasteful takeaway coffee cups a last-resort option.
As the generators of waste in an office building, occupants have a critical role to play in the quest to reduce, reuse, recycle. While not the biggest impact in terms of weight, coffee cups can take up a lot of space and volume in office bins. They are one of the most accessible and frequent decision points for a large number of office staff and our society more generally, with three billion takeaway coffee cups used in Australia every year. While there are some options for recycling in the market depending on location and contractor, research shows that the majority of these cups end up in landfill, and they contaminate recycling streams Great facilities and best practice waste streams in your office are largely pointless if your staff don’t know what should go in the recycling bin versus the rubbish bin, or think about what they consume and throw away.
This campaign challenges everyone to Choose.Reuse. Measure your office’s current coffee cup waste using our simple Waste Assessment tool, set a goal, download the elements of the toolkit you need below and start the Choose.Reuse. campaign.
If you'd like help running this campaign in your office, fill out this form and we'll be in touch, or you can contact us here.