Conscious Cup Campaign

Why choose reusable cups?

Despite what you might think, takeaway cups are not recyclable in Ireland. This means that we dispose of over 22,000 takeaway cups each hour.

If we use reusable cups we can save all those resources

Waste of Resources

Apart from logistical problems with recyclable or compostable takeaway cups, both of these option use up valuable resources for what is essentially a single-use item. Both require raw materials and energy to make, transport and dispose of them, these resources can never be recouped.

If we use reusable cups we can save all those resources! Please join our campaign to reduce takeaway coffee cups. Take Action!

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What about Recyclable or Compostable Cups?

Recycling of takeaway cups is possible, but it’s notoriously difficult. This is because the cups are a composite of plastic and paper, which are very hard to separate and separation of the two materials is necessary in order to recycle each one.

There are companies in Ireland offering compostable cups and although a better option than standard disposable coffee cups these cups need to be segregated to a compost bin in order for them to compost/ break down. If not, they can end up contaminating recycled paper streams, or end up in landfill waste.

Recycling of takeaway cups is possible, but it’s notoriously difficult