Getting a takeaway coffee in Brisbane just got a whole lot greener. All 15 University of Queensland cafes are signed up to Green Caffeen’s reusable cup scheme.

Created by two Aussie mates, Green Caffeen is a free reusable café cup system making it easy for coffee lovers to grab and go, while staying green. Since launching in 2018, Green Caffeen has signed up over 280 cafes with almost 4000 happy customers enjoying 50,000 cups of coffee and counting. Swap and go coffee cup scheme, Green Caffeen, has launched a partnership with The University of Queensland (UQ) as part of UQ Unwrapped, an on-campus program run by The UQ Sustainability Team to reduce single use plastics on campus.

Green Caffeen’s reusable cup scheme makes being eco-friendly a simple choice for coffee drinkers. Consumers simply need to download the Green Caffeen app and sign up, then get your reusable cup from a participating café. Enjoy your cup of coffee, then return the cup to any Green Caffeen café. And as long as you return the cup within 30 days, it is completely free to use.

“We are building on the University of Queensland’s existing BYO coffee cup culture by presenting a more practical alternative. Now any cafe on the UQ St Lucia campus will allow you to grab, swap or drop a Green Caffeen reusable cup. This completely cuts out all the old excuses of using a disposable cup. A huge added bonus is that staff and students will have access to every other Green Caffeen cafe to choose to reuse as the number of cafes grows across the sunny state, ” says Damien Clarke, Green Caffeen. “It’s exciting for us to be working with forward thinking, innovative communities who realise that the single use coffee cup culture is not sustainable and that a culture of reuse will allow us all to be caffeinated on the go, without the impact on the planet.”

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