Trial project in Australia for dedicated bins for used coffee cups

Last Modified: Fri Dec 02 2016 08:51:34 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4 week
    trial has been held in Australia to tackle the impact of the nation’s coffee cup addiction on landfill with the introduction of a standalone bin for takeaway coffee cups. The trial was run by Closed Loop Environmental Solutions.
  • 3
    office building, one each in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, were provided with dedicated bins where office workers could toss their used coffee cups.
  • 4,278
    coffee cups were placed in the dedicated bins by 780 workers from Sydney law firm Herbert Smith Freehills proving office workers were willing to make sustainable choices when it came to recycling their coffee cups.
  • 1.4
    coffee cups recycled per worker each week, preliminary findings of the trial. The trial was carried out to make a case for a special coffee cup recycling facility in Australia, according to Robert Pascoe, managing director, Closed Loop.
  • 25 million
    coffee cups could be diverted from landfill every year if the trail was replicated at offices across just the 26.5 square km of area that the City of Sydney governs, Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, noted.