Council climb aboard the Green Caffeen train

Swap-and-go coffee cup scheme, Green Caffeen, in partnership with Muswellbrook Shire Council and other regional councils, is making it easier for locals to enjoy a takeaway coffee without the eco guilt.

Council is working to reduce waste to landfill and innovate in industry. Single use coffee cups don’t fit the bill when it comes to a reuse economy so we have partnered with swap-and-go pioneers Green Caffeen to help the community make their next cup of coffee circular with an Australian-made sustainable cup reuse scheme free of charge for coffee drinkers and cafes.

Coffee drinkers simply download the Green Caffeen app and sigh up and get a reusable cup from the Gallery Café or any other participating café. Enjoy your coffee then return the cup to any Green Caffeen café. If you return the cup within 30 days, it’s completely free – like a library for coffee cups.

Green Caffeen is leading the reusable drive in Australia with more than 18,000 people and 580 cafes already signed up.

“We are excited to bring Green Caffeen to the Upper Hunter. It’s a simple concept that allows cafes and coffee and tea drinkers the chance to transition away from single use cups and we welcome enquiries from all cafes looking to do their bit for the planet in 2021.” – Damien Clarke, co-founder of Green Caffeen.

With this simple reusable scheme customers can avoid the confusion around single use cups. Forget trying to determine if a cup is compostable, recyclable or biodegradable and switch to the easy way to reuse.

How it works

  • Download the Green Caffeen app and sign up with your details
  • Scan a reusable cup at a participating café
  • Return your reusable cup to any participating café within 30 days (if not returned within 30 days you will incur a fee of $12.99 - to ensure there’s plenty of cups in the system – just like an overdue library book)
  • Repeat, repeat, repeat!
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