Here’s why you should avoid disposable cups

With the damaging environmental impact that the over-consumption of plastics has had on our environment, it has become more important than ever that we take responsibility for our individual impacts on the environment. There are many ways that we can do this but cutting back on plastic can be a challenge. However, there is one thing that is very simple, and Barista Au Lait is here to help!

There is no denying that we Australians love our morning coffee.Often, we are in such a rush that we need to get our coffee on the go. Most coffee drinkers opt for the fast and easy “disposable” coffee cup to hold their morning brew.

While this is great for you and your local cafe, there are some negative impacts that your takeaway coffee can have on our environment.

Did you know that only 1 in 400 ‘disposable’ coffee cups are recycled?This is because most coffee cups cannot be recycled due to their plastic lining. On top of this, it is estimated that Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. Now that is a lot of coffee! And while a lot of coffee is good, a lot of plastic in landfill is not!

What’s even scarier about these cups is that their plastic lining will outlive you. It will take approximately 30 years for the plastic lining to fragment and closer to 100 years to break down completely.That is a long time for something to be hanging around the earth, after only being used one time!

So, what’s the solution?

We think that its time that you take matters into your own hands with your very own reusable coffee cup. Let’s face it, you are probably unlikely to give up your morning coffee anytime soon, and we do not want you too!But that doesn’t mean the environment has to pay.

Through having a reusable coffee cup in your bag or at the office, it gives you quick access to an alternative to the single use cup. Not only this, but it supports your favourite coffee shop and reduces the impact that ‘disposable’ cups have on the environment.

How is Barista Au Lait going to help?

It’s now becoming more common to find coffee shops that encourage their patrons to slow down, sit in and enjoy their coffee from a reusable cup rather than the hit and run approach to their caffeine shot.

At Barista Au Lait, we want to do the same!

We want to go above and beyond to reward our wonderful customers for making environmentally conscious decisions when they come into our café. That is why we will be giving our customers a special reward every time they bring in their reusable cup!

Want to find out what the secret reward is? There is only one way to find out! Bring your reusable cup to Barista Au Lait when you grab your next takeaway coffee and be rewarded for your positive contributions to the environment and your local community!



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