Daisies cups for keeps

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

DAISIES co-owner Same Kaye says us­ing non-re­cy­clable cof­fee cups saves 7000 pa­per cups go­ing to land­fill and saves cus­tomers money at his Broome Street, Cottesloe, cafe.

“It’s 50c off a cup of cof­fee if you bring your own, or use a Keep Cup, which we’ll wash for you too,” Mr Kaye said.

The cafe has been pro­mot­ing per­ma­nent cof­fee cups as part of the re­spon­si­ble­cafes.org pro­gram for a year.

Mr Kaye said he had seen a spike in their use, par­tic­u­larly among young peo­ple, af­ter re­cent pro­grams on waste by a na­tional broad­caster.

“We find a lot of reg­u­lars who also bring the Keep Cup and each day that’s about 50 cof­fees,” he said.

His staff also have their own ce­ramic Keep Cups.

Driv­ers look­ing for that morn­ing pick-me-up are also ac­com­mo­dated.

“Just leave it in your car and we’ll wash it for you each day,” Mr Kaye said.

How to con­vince older cof­fee drinkers to switch is an­other is­sue.

“Gen­er­ally you could say it’s about money and that you save 50c each time, which is about $170 a year and up to 365 pa­per cof­fee cups be­ing wasted each year,” Mr Kaye said.

For those that can­not change their early-morn­ing habits, there is still the dis­pos­able cup.

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OWN CUP

Other re­spon­si­ble­cafes.org mem­bers in­clude:

■ Short Black Sheep, Mos­man Park.

■ Neds Cafe, Ned­lands

■ Cage Melor­grano,su­bi­aco.

■ Flour­ish, JJ Kings and The Kiosk, Floreat.

■ Ge­orges Cater­ing and Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach

Same Kaye pro­motes non-re­cy­clable cof­fee cups.

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