Cafes fol­low sus­tain­abil­ity path

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A se­ries of Kar­ratha cafes have joined a bur­geon­ing sus­tain­abil­ity move­ment by dis­count­ing the all-im­por­tant daily brew of cus­tomers who opt for reusable in­stead of dis­pos­able take­away cups.

Af­ter learn­ing throw-away cof­fee cups can rarely be re­cy­cled and form a ma­jor cause of waste in Aus­tralia, Kar­ratha busi­nesses Em­pire Cafe, Soul Cafe, Sumo Salad, Dream­time Cafe and High Tide Mo­bile Espresso have all signed on as part of the Re­spon­si­ble Cafes move­ment this month.

It means cof­fee drinkers who bring in their own reusable take­away cups can now get 50¢ to $1 off their or­ders at the cafes. Sumo Salad Kar­ratha fran­chisee Jes­sica Miller said she was glad to see Kar­ratha cafes join the move­ment and hoped they could help tackle the is­sue to­gether.

“We hope the Re­spon­si­ble Cafe move­ment will con­tinue to gain mo­men­tum and it will be­come habit to have your keep cup washed and ready in your bag,” she said.

Ac­cord­ing to the Re­spon­si­ble Cafes website, more than three bil­lion take­away cups and lids are thrown out in Aus­tralia ev­ery year and most are not re­cy­cled be­cause of in­ad­e­quate fa­cil­i­ties or trans­port.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to re­spon­si­ble­cafes.org.

Pic­ture: Pablo Miller

Sumo Salad Kar­ratha staff Jor­dyn Kulpa and Justin Buckley are glad to be among sev­eral lo­cal cafes join­ing the Re­spon­si­ble Cafes move­ment.

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