Conscious Cup Campaign
some of the supporting cafés
KC Peaches
BB's Coffee and Muffins
Butlers Chocolate Cafe
Coffee Angel
Donnybrook Fair
Java Republic
Lolly and Cooks
Sprout and Co.
Caffé Nero
Esquires Coffee
Fallon and Byrne Dublin

Contactless Coffee


Since Covid many countries around the world have introduced Contactless Coffee as a means to safely serve customers in their own reusable cup, safe for Barista and Customers!

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Single Use Cups

Globally it is estimated that 500 billion single use cups are discarded to landfill or incineration every year. That’s one million cups a minute, every hour of every day of every year. These cups are virtually impossible to recycle due to the combination of plastic and paper in their design, and in Ireland we estimate that we dispose of over 22,000 of these non-recyclable cups every hour.

Contactless Coffee


The Conscious Cup Campaign is non profit organisation started in 2016 by a group of concerned individuals who, inspired by similar initiatives of cafes and citizens around the world, are aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate single use cups in Ireland.

The campaign is funded by the Regional Waste Management Offices, the Department of Environment, Climate & Communications and is supported by VOICE.

about us
aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate single use cups in Ireland
encourage individuals to switch to reusable cup


Our goal is to eliminate single use in the Cafe and Food to Go sector by encouraging cafes and other outlets to incentivise customers to bring their own.

Our ultimate objective has always been to increase awareness about waste prevention and conscious consumption thereby changing consumer behaviour. Over the years of our campaign many supporters who made the swap to reusables often indicated that this triggered their journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle.  Each individuals attitude towards personal responsibility can have a rippling affect to change others and that is our vision, a world where we respect and value our resources. 

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awards and recognition
Green Awards 2018 - Sustainability Team of The Year
Green Awards 2017 - Green NGO of the Year
Sustainable Ireland Awards 2018
Pak Man Awards 2017 - Innovation in Waste Management