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Editorial Coffee Cup Recycling

Posted on 15 July by Sunshine Plaza

That Feel Good Vibe

Australians use approximately 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. While reusable cups are growing in popularity, many people still prefer the convenience of a takeaway cup.

To help combat this growing waste problem, Sunshine Plaza has partnered with Simply Cups, Australia's first coffee cup recycling program and have introduced five dedicated Coffee Cup Recycling Bins throughout the centre for our Retailers and Customers to support this war on waste and help make a positive difference to the environment.

The new coffee cup recycling bins are located in the following areas;

• Woolworth's precinct opposite Banjo's Bakery Cafe
• Level 1, opposite Platypus
• Ground Floor, opposite Hype 
• Ground Floor, opposite Sushia
• Ground Floor, opposite Espresso Bar
• Ground Floor, opposite Factorie 

Since the Simply Cups recycling program began in Australia in April 2017, over 12.5 million cups have been diverted from landfill Nationally with this tally growing on a daily basis. Instead, Simply Cups have worked with innovators to transform the disposable cups into new products, including building materials, garden beds, bench seats, coat hangers, husky re-usable cups, kerbing and more exciting product ranges to be announced in the future.

We look forward to sharing updates with you on this initiative in the future.

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