Residents and businesses are being invited to get involved in a new program to help reduce the impact of single-use take-away cups in the community.
HuskeeSwap, an initiative in which Council has partnered with the EPA, enables people to exchange their existing HuskeeCup and lid for a clean one when ordering their next coffee or hot drink at participating Mosman cafes from Monday, 23 September.
The program reduces single-use cups which are typically used for a short time before being discarded and added to landfill because most are not recyclable due to their plastic content.
To join the program, participants purchase their first cup and make an order. Upon ordering the second and subsequent hot drinks, the returned cup and lid will be exchanged for a new clean HuskeeCup, which may be a different colour or, if a different-sized drink is ordered, size, adding to the sense of fun.
The Good Design Award-winning cup is made from coffee husk, a waste material produced in the milling of coffee, which has good thermal properties to keep drinks warmer for longer and is dishwasher safe. Once the cup has reached the end of its life it is recyclable making the whole process highly sustainable.