Cafés get responsible

Article image - Cafés get responsible Participants from the Putney cafes with Mayor Laxale and Corina Seeto and Joanne Taranto from 5 for Ryde.

Coffee shops in a suburb in the City of Ryde in New South Wales have united to create Australia’s first Responsible Café suburb.

The City’s war on waste is gaining momentum, with Putney’s five cafés joining the BYO coffee cup call to action, making it Australia’s first Responsible Café suburb.    

Most disposable coffee cups are plastic coated and cannot be recycled and the Responsible Cafés movement is in response to the estimated three billion hot drink cups and lids that end up in landfill every year.  

City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale said, “It’s great to see so many local cafés and their coffee loving customers embracing the Responsible Cafés idea with its incentive program of a discount for people who BYO cups.  

“This simple action not only helps the environment, it stimulates local business and cafés spend less on takeaway cups and cleaning.  

“A big thank you to Jo and Corina, our partners from 5 for Ryde, who have played an integral role in making Putney Australia’s first Responsible Café suburb.”