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Green Caffeen is Reducing Waste in Cessnock

Greg’s Espresso Bar barista Jasmine Burston

Cessnock City Council has teamed up with Green Caffeen to reduce disposable coffee cup waste in Cessnock. The scheme works just like swap-and-go gas bottles, but with BPA-free, Australian made coffee cups instead.


Most takeaway coffee cups aren’t recyclable because of their plastic lining. In Australia, over one billion disposable coffee cups end up in landfill and our oceans each year.

Already, Cessnock businesses – Greg’s Espresso Bar, MR O Kitchen Espresso Grocer, The Coffee Emporium – and Kurri Kurri’s Happi Chicken are participating in the scheme.

“Reducing waste is something we all can do,” Cessnock City Mayor Jay Suvaal said.

“By signing up to Green Caffeen, coffee loving residents of the Cessnock local government area can help reduce landfill to protect our natural environment.

“This scheme is great for anyone who forgets to bring their own keep-cups along each time they go to get a take-away coffee.”

Coffee lovers just need to download the Green Caffeen app and sign up. Then all they need to do is scan their Green Caffeen cup before they take it away, and then scan it back in next time they are in a participating café.

Cessnock City Council is encouraging local businesses to sign up to the scheme to help reduce disposable coffee cup waste in the Cessnock local government area.

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