Conscious Cup Campaign

COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS

Just as Cafes can join our campaign, so too can organisations large and small!

All across Ireland we have been supporting organisations to reduce their use of disposable cups with many becoming disposable cup free.  The journey to get there often began with two like minded employees having a cuppa over lunch and wanting to bring about a change in their organisation.  

We support those individuals to create Green Teams where they work and the wonderful part of the story is that those individuals don't stop there, they go on to introduce many other sustainable practices to their fellow teams.  

What is becoming more evident is that employees want to work for organisations who also have sustainability at their core.

Pressure is mounting for corporations to move away from the linear take, make, throwaway system towards a Circular Economy  where we extract all the value from products before their end of life. 

Circular Economy

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

If your organisation has an on-site Cafe, encourage the to offer a discount/incentive to employees bringing their own cup.

  • We will geo-tag your organisation location on our live interactive map to help promote and if you send us a fun photo we can promote on our website and social media.

  • Your organisation will also benefit from cost savings through reduced disposable cup/lid expenditures and it will help reduce your litter and landfill, cutting long-term waste collection costs.

  • It will help reduce your organisations environmental impact.

  • We will post your participation on our social media to promote your organisation or cafe.

  • Please ensure you display the reduction/incentive on your price displays.  The more visible the incentive the more likely people will notice.

  • It can make a significant addition to your Corporate Social Responsibility through community and employee pride, public awareness of waste and litter.

If you offer compostable cups then you will need to provide on-site compost bins. They will only compost if disposed of in a compost bin that is sent to an industrial composter.  If they are put into the general waste bin they will produce methane gas (20 times worse than CO2) if sent to landfill.

It is equally important to explain in your organisation that reuse is always best as compostable cups are still single use items

HOW TO INTRODUCE A CAMPAIGN IN YOUR WORKPLACE OR ORGANISATION

Behaviour breeds behaviour so the more of us that use reusable cups the more likely there is going to be a positive outcome.

HERE ARE SOME PROMOTIONAL POSTERS TO HELP YOU CREATE AWARENESS:

CONSCIOUS CUP CAMPAIGN POSTER
PLEDGE TO CARRY A CUP POSTER
COFFEE CUP USAGE IN TERMS OF IRISH BUILDINGS
CUP MAP AND POSTER
THE PROBLEM IN THE CUP..THE LINER
DOUGLAS THE TREE
HOW MUCH COFFEE DOES IT TAKE TO WAKE UP