Disposable Cup

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Education

"Disposable" does not necessarily mean biodegradable or compostable. When you throw a disposable cup away, where is "away"?

In Aotearoa we guzzle our way through 295 million cups of takeaway coffee a year. Most can't be recycled and end up in landfill. Read full article.

A "disposable" takeaway cup is made out of paper and often lined or coated with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.

Reduce

Save a tree! Take a reusable travel cup whenever you're going out for a cuppa.

Reuse

Paper cups which have been rinsed, and are not lined with wax or plastic, can be reused to pot seedlings. Place straight in your garden leaving the paper to biodegrade naturally.

Tear into pieces and put in your compost or wormfarm.

 

 

Recycle

Encourage your favourite cafés to have a mug library or participate in a reusable cups-as-a-service system like Again Again rather than give out takeaway cups.

Paper cups which have been rinsed, and are not lined with wax or plastic, can be recycled in the mixed paper cage at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.

Takeaway cup lids with a recycle symbol on them can be placed in the appropriate bin at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre. Please rinse first.