THE City of Wanneroo is running a Responsible Cafes initiative to encourage projects that reduce waste.
One of the first venues to sign up is the Sprout Hub in Alkimos, which will offer a 50-cent discount to people who use reusable coffee cups rather than disposable ones.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said she hoped many other local takeaway coffee outlets would sign up to the initiative.
“Waste is an issue that affects everyone in the community – we all need to be responsible consumers and we all need to play a part in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill,” she said.
“Takeaway coffees are something that many people enjoy on a daily basis and so this is a good place to start when it comes to making a joint effort to reduce waste.
“I would encourage all coffee lovers to support this important initiative and ask their favourite cafe to sign up to Responsible Cafes.”
Registration is free and participating cafes receive a batch of KeepCups to give to customers.
According to a City statement, about 90 per cent of the one billion takeaway coffee cups used by Australians each year end up as littler or in landfill.
Keep Australia Beautiful WA uses community litter grants to support the Responsible Cafes project, which is part of the ‘Switch your thinking’ initiative.
Visit responsiblecafes.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.