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Reusable cups: Helping Keep a Lid on Waste

Unsurprisingly, since ABC television broadcast the War on Waste documentary series, one of our biggest sellers in the Darriwill Farm Highton shop are reusable coffee cups.

Demand for keep-able cups has been on the rise for a some years now. However, after the three-part series aired in April this year, sales of the reusable cups have rapidly increased.

For those who missed the War on Waste series, the programme highlighted the drastic effect disposable paper, plastic and styrofoam cups are having on our natural environment. It’s estimated Australians use around a billion disposable cups each year, equating to about 60 thousand kilograms of waste. Most of these takeaway cups are hard to recycle. Many single-use cups end up in landfill, or worse still, in our waterways. 

Reusable cups for your takeaway coffee, tea or hot chocolate are a far better option. They come in handy small (240 ml) and large sizes (350 ml) to suit your preferences. There’s a vast choice of colours and designs. Best yet, most include a silicone grip to keep your fingers safe from annoying burns.

New reusable cup ranges arriving soon

New stocks of reusable cups will arrive at the Darriwill Farm Highton shop over coming weeks. These include products from the KeepCup and Onya ranges. And with Christmas not too far away, a keep-able cup is a thoughtful and affordable gift for a friend or colleague. They’re also a handy addition to a gift hamper, especially if you are also including tea and/or coffee products.

In the meantime, if you already have a reusable cup, let us know when you drop by for your next takeaway brew. The Darriwill Farm Café here in Highton has joined the Responsible Cafes campaign  and provides a discount on takeaway hot drinks when you use your keep-able cup.