It’s no news the Inner West is a hub for doing Sydney firsts, especially when it comes to all things eco-friendly and sustainable so brace yourself for one hell of a smart coffee cup initiative. 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.
Initially backed by the legends at the Inner West Council (as of July last year), Green Caffeen is now launching an additional partnership with a bunch of Western Sydney councils and who wouldn't be cheering?
This includes The Hills Shire, Hawkesbury City, Fairfield City, Liverpool City, City of Parramatta, Penrith City and Blacktown City. As for venues already on board in the west, you're looking at cafe juggernauts like George St Loft, The Borrowed Table, Good Fella Coffee, The Tuckshop and a heap more.
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).
Green Caffeen is set to kick off across Western Sydney on February 24 with space for 160 cafes (cafe owners can sign up here).
Be an absolute gamechanger at Sydney's best vegan restaurants.
Image credit: Caitlin Hicks