It’s not rubbish coffee, but it is coffee for rubbish.
In July cafes all over the state will be taking part in the Treasure for Trash initiative, which will see them giving out free coffees to anyone who brings in a bucket of rubbish off the street.
Locally several cafes are on board, including Cafe 2340, with owner Samantha Szyc going even one step further as the cafe looks to go plastic free for the entire month as well.
The waste awareness campaign is run by the Responsible Cafes organisation, which among other initiatives claim to save over 46 million cups from landfill annually.
“We will give out an ice cream bucket and then people will go out and clean up the street to fill it up. I they do they can have a coffee in the cafe or bring in their own keep cup to take one away,” Mrs Szyc said.
“I am actually really intrigued to see how it is going to play out.”
As far as going plastic free, the operator has already seen a trend of people bringing their own straws in to use.
“We will be using paper and biodegradable materials for food wraps and containers for the month – it is just about reducing waste and making people think about it.”
Other local cafes involved include Addimi, Gusto, Bean and Barista and The Inland.
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