What's the issue?
Australians throw away ONE BILLION takeaway cups every year and 90 percent of these end up in landfill.
Takeaway cups are made of paper, aren’t they recyclable?
Most takeaway cups are lined with plastic to make them heat resistant; it also means they are not recyclable.
What about the compostable cups?
Almost all compostable and biodegradable cups have to be processed in a commercial composting facility, not in household compost.
What’s worse, they require a dedicated collection because waste sorting is unable to differentiate compostable cups from other disposable cups, meaning they all go to landfill.
The solution is simple…
Choose to reuse and bring your own cup.