Australia's War on Coffee Cup Waste: The problem

Last Modified: Mon Jul 10 2017 09:17:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1 billion
    Estimated number of disposable coffee cups used by Australian in a year.
  • 90%
    of these disposable cups end up in landfill.
  • 50 years
    Estimated time that the disposable cups will degrade/decompose in, even though they are made mostly from paper. The culprit is the waterproof plastic lining used on the inside of the cups.
  • 2nd
    Coffee cups constitute the second largest litter in Australia after plastic.