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    Quote Originally Posted by LOL View Post
    Have a look at PAC Trading
    https://www.pactrading.com.au/fileup...1478134653.pdf

    Across the top of the .pdf file, they list their environmental qualities, i.e., made from plants, not oil, biodegradable, recyclable, recycled content, etc.

    i think that it's a great narrative to share with your customers, as I do with mine.
    That is awesome - would love to see recyclable become industry standard.

    Biodegradable is great, but realistically most will still end up in landfill. And until close to 100% are recyclable, even the recyclable ones will probably be diverted out at the sorting facilities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardC View Post
    Is there anyone out there who can confirm this?
    I've had the Biopak cups before as Gumption in the Strand Arcade in Sydney CBD uses them. Always enjoyed my coffee from there and can't say I've noticed any impact on taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    That is awesome - would love to see recyclable become industry standard.

    Biodegradable is great, but realistically most will still end up in landfill. And until close to 100% are recyclable, even the recyclable ones will probably be diverted out at the sorting facilities...
    If you have the time, resource, capacity and inclination, maybe we could have a look at setting up a 'recycling station' project, that would let people dump their cups into easily visible and easily seen bins? I proposed this to GreenPeace, sadly they weren't interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOL View Post
    If you have the time, resource, capacity and inclination, maybe we could have a look at setting up a 'recycling station' project, that would let people dump their cups into easily visible and easily seen bins? I proposed this to GreenPeace, sadly they weren't interested.
    Not sure about the resources and capacity, but I'm certainly interested.

    Purely by coincidence, I came across a crowd funding project aiming to tackle the problem in a slightly different way - the idea being to install street bins for branded reusables that would be collected, washed and redistributed to cafes. Their taggine is "What if single-use cups were... reusable!?"

    I'll probably be slapped if I post a link, but a google search for Go2Cup will turn it up.

    On the downside, they don't seem to say anything about being taste neutral - but since they are competing with paper cups anything is probably an improvement.

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    For the ultimate in eco-friendly glassware, check out @rubbercuppy on Instagram.

    I'm not sure whether they're serious, joking, insane or marketing geniuses. Maybe all of the above. 🤔

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    More relevant content - check out the latest instalment of ABC's War on Waste.

    Fixing Your Coffee fix - ABC War on Waste


    PHOTO*The ABC's Craig Reucassel demonstrates how many coffee cups Australians throw out every half hour. Source: Abigail Forsyth how the KeepCup nearly did not happen - ABC News

    (I'm assuming a link to good old non-commercial Auntie is ok...)
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