Coffee Cups

Over a year, use of a KeepCup reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92% compared to disposable cups.

It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day! Even though paper cups can be recycled, the best choice is to use a reusable coffee cup, thereby not creating any waste whatsoever.

Best – The greenest choice is to bring along your own reusable cup, like a KeepCup. It's also the cheapest, with some outlets offering a discount if you bring your own.

Colourful KeepCups

The KeepCup brand of reusable coffee cups is our preferred choice:

  • Compared to ceramic mugs, KeepCups take less energy to produce and are light weight and durable so can be easily carried around with you.
  • The cups are designed and manufactured in Australia so are supporting local industry and have lower carbon miles.
  • The cups are made from recyclable plastic and also meet OHS requirements for those who make the coffee.

KeepCup sizes

Good – Recycle any disposable paper based or plastic cups/containers. Recycling laminated paper coffee cups involves pulping the cup in water to separate the polyethylene layer from the paper fibre. – Simple!
Bad – Don't use polystyrene cups, or throw disposable cups into landfill.