School coffee cup to reach cafes

Anzac Terrace Primary School students Imogen Izatt, of Bassendean, and Andre Carrington, of Bayswater. Picture: Kristie Lim
Anzac Terrace Primary School students Imogen Izatt, of Bassendean, and Andre Carrington, of Bayswater. Picture: Kristie Lim

ANZAC Terrace Primary School students will be pitching the school’s first official reusable coffee cup to Bassendean cafes in 2020.

A class of Year 5 students worked on a sustainability project based on coffee cups last year.

They raised awareness within the school community and contributed to the design of the school’s official Keep Cup.

The P and C will be selling the cups this year, while the students will work with their teacher Nicki Scrivener to find local businesses to stock the cups.

Ms Scrivener said students became concerned about coffee cups being unrecyclable.

“The class became aware through doing research on the problem of coffee cups and what a huge problem it is for the whole world, not just Australia,” she said.

“In our school community, we started a project where we collected used coffee cups.

“They (students) were really concerned about that and they wanted to draw awareness, do something about it and make a positive change for their community in the future.”

Anzac Terrace Primary School students Imogen Izatt, of Bassendean, and Andre Carrington, of Bayswater. Picture: Kristie Lim

Ms Scrivener said the school wanted to raise awareness by asking businesses to stock their Keep Cups in 2020.

“We are not here to make money; we are just doing it as an awareness thing,” she said.

“Cafes will offer their customers a discount on their coffee if they use that Keep Cup.

“We will also be selling them to the public through our P and C.”

The school is also looking to introduce waste-free lunches.

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