Communities and schools
Our campaign started with a group of individuals who met through the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook page. We currently use 22,000 disposable cups every hour in Ireland and we were concerned because these were not Recyclable. The amount of waste and environmental impact was of great concern. We created a committee with the goal of eliminating all single use coffee cups.
It is proven that a levy and a reward system can quickly change consumer behaviour but without a government levy in place we work on encouraging Cafes to reward consumers who carry a reusable cup with a discount/incentive to encourage consumers to reuse. There are currently almost 2,000 Cafes geotagged and with your help the goal is to get to 3,000 this year!