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Coffee Cup Swap

Coffee cup swap programs available in Hornsby Shire

A new dedicated resource has been developed to support our community to minimise the massive amount of waste generated by disposable coffee cups.

It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. That's approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups thrown out every day! (University Melbourne).

This new resource gives residents and businesses a step-by-step guide on how you can participate in a variety of sustainable coffee cup swap programs such as Green Caffeen, Huskee cups, Returnr and Claycups.

 Green Caffeen cupGreen CaffeenHuskee CupHuskee.Returnr Cup
Returnr
ClaycupClaycups
Steps for customer
  1. Download app and create free account
  2. Order coffee
  3. Swap your cup for next coffee
  1. Purchase cup (from $16)
  2. Order coffee
  3. Swap your cup for next coffee
  1. Pay cup deposit ($6) at cafe
  2. Order coffee
  3. Swap your cup for next coffee
  1. Pay cup deposit ($8.50) at cafe
  2. Order coffee
  3. Swap your cup for next coffee
Cost to customerInitial: $0

Ongoing: $0
Late fee of $12.99 if not returned within 30 days

Initial: Cup price
6oz $16
8oz $18
12oz $20

Ongoing: $0

Initial: Returnr cup
$6 deposit
lid cost varies

Ongoing: $0
No late fees or membership fees

Initial: Claycup $8.50

Ongoing: $0

Steps for business
  1. Register with Green Caffeen
  2. Order cups
  3. Wash your cups and swap with customers
  1. Register with HuskeeSwap
  2. Purchase cups
  3. Sell cups to new customers
  4. Wash returned cups to swap
  1. Register with Returnr
  2. Order cups and pay deposit
  3. Sell cups to new customers
  4. Wash returned cups to swap
  1. Register with Claycups
  2. Purchase cups
  3. Sell cups to new customers
  4. Wash returned cups to swap
Cost to businessSet up: $0

Ongoing: $0

Initial: Café buys initial cup ‘float’, cost is passed on to customer

Ongoing: Additional float purchase

Initial: Deposit for initial order of cups and lids. Deposit then paid by customer to café

Ongoing: Varies

Initial: Cup float cost $7.50 per cup.

Ongoing: Additional top-up cups as required

Coffee cup swap cafés in the Hornsby Shire More than ten cafés

greencaffeen.com.au/
cafe-finder

More than two cafés

huskee.co/locations

More than one café

returnr.org/pages/cafes

More than one café

claycups.com.au/stockists

Cup detailsCup: Recycled food-grade PET

Lid: Polypropylene

Size: One

Australian made and designed

Cup: 50% coffee husk and 50% polypropylene

Lid: Coffee husk and polypropylene

Size: 6oz, 8oz and 12oz

Australian designed

Cup: Twin-walled stainless steel

Lid: Silicone or single-use cardboard

Size: 8oz, 12oz and 16oz

Australian designed

Cup: Handmade ceramic

Size: 6oz, 8oz and 12oz

Lid: Silicone

Australian designed

*All details correct at the time (April 2021)
**Please go to individual websites for more information

Hornsby Shire Council distributes this resource as a general reference source. Council does not endorse or recommend any companies or organisations listed. This document is intended as a general introduction and is suggested you follow up with organisations for confirmation of details and further information.