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Cafes follow sustainability path

Alicia PereraPilbara News

A series of Karratha cafes have joined a burgeoning sustainability movement by discounting the all-important daily brew of customers who opt for reusable instead of disposable takeaway cups.

After learning throw-away coffee cups can rarely be recycled and form a major cause of waste in Australia, Karratha businesses Empire Cafe, Soul Cafe, Sumo Salad, Dreamtime Cafe and High Tide Mobile Espresso have all signed on as part of the Responsible Cafes movement this month.

It means coffee drinkers who bring in their own reusable takeaway cups can now get 50¢ to $1 off their orders at the cafes. Sumo Salad Karratha franchisee Jessica Miller said she was glad to see Karratha cafes join the movement and hoped they could help tackle the issue together.

“We hope the Responsible Cafe movement will continue to gain momentum and it will become habit to have your keep cup washed and ready in your bag,” she said.

According to the Responsible Cafes website, more than three billion takeaway cups and lids are thrown out in Australia every year and most are not recycled because of inadequate facilities or transport.

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