This Inner West Suburb Has A Fresh Reusable Cup Scheme You Need To Get Around

By Jessica Best
8th Aug 2019

Green Caffeen

It's a pretty well known fact that the student population of St Lucia are bulk coffee drinkers (especially come exam time), so the news that the caffeine-providing cafes on the UQ campus have adopted one hell of a smart coffee cup initiative should come as no surprise. If you haven’t heard of the swap-and-go coffee cup scheme Green Caffeen, then here’s the low down. 

Green Caffeen is basically an epic reusable cup system that aims to change your takeaway habits to massively reduce the waste of coffee cups by encouraging you to bring back your cup to your go-to coffee joint. It’s backed by the legends at the University of Queensland, and all you need to do is download the Green Caffeen app which allows you to score a free cup (at participating cafes) so you can sip your coffee with a completely free conscience. 

The (minor) plot twist is that so long as you drop it back to any Green Cafeen cafe within 30 days, the reusable cup is completely free of charge but if you can’t, there’s a $12.99 fee (just so these guys can make sure they have enough cups to go around).

All 15 of UQ's cafes have signed up to Green Caffeen’s reusable scheme (you can check out the full list of participating cafes here) and we’re thinking the rest of Brisbane needs to get around this one.

Green Caffeen is available across the campus now. 

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Image credit: Urban List Sunshine Coast

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