Head to the Hawkesbury for guilt-free takeaway coffee

Cafes in the Hawkesbury will soon be offering their customers Green Caffeen cups, a new swap and go program for cups aimed at improving environmental sustainability.

Hawkesbury City Council is helping to promote the program which is a partnership between Green Caffeen and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

The program will be launched by the Mayor of Hawkesbury and President of WSROC, Councillor Barry Calvert at the Lime and Coconut Cafe in Windsor next week on Thursday, 12 March at 12:30pm.

Everyone is invited to come along for a free coffee. All customers need to do is download the Green Caffeen app from Google Playstore or iTunes to get the first free cup of coffee including a Green Cafeen Cup.

Green Caffeen’s reusable cup scheme makes being eco-friendly a simple choice for coffee drinkers. Consumers simply need to download the Green Caffeen app and sign up, then get their reusable cup from a participating cafe. And as long as they return the cup within 30 days, it’s completely free to use.

“This is Australia's first swap and go reusable coffee cup program and the fact that is coming to the Hawkesbury is a great opportunity for our community,” Mayor Calvert said.

“Takeaway coffee cups are plastic lined and other takeaways cups are rarely recycled or composted due to inadequate industrial composting facilities and the difficulty of getting the cups or lids there.

“Some people already bring their own cups but when you forget your cup you now have another option – the Green Caffeen program,” he said.

“We’re asking all local cafes to get on board so that when customers go to your cafes, they can use this program, and it is also free for cafes!

“I also want to add that is not just for coffee drinkers of course, but for anyone who wants hot takeaway drink, be it hot chocolate, chai, green tea or whatever,” he said.

“The Responsible Cafes program, which a lot of our cafes have also joined thanks to all the work of the Hawkesbury Environment Network, will work alongside the Green Caffeen program as well. Responsible Cafes provide a discount to customers who bring their own cups.

“This a great partnership between WSROC, Green Caffeen, Hawkesbury City Council, Responsible Cafes and local communities in Western Sydney to help our environment.”

For more information about Green Caffeen, visit https://greencaffeen.com.au For more information about Responsible Cafes, visit https://responsiblecafes.org

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