January 1, 1970

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Trees for keep-cups + insta trees

TREES PLANTED

Every year we plant one tree for every keep-cup we sell through Fifteen Trees. In 2018, we sold 60 cups and so went out and organised the planting of 60 trees. The trees were planted in Flowerdale, Victoria by the Flowerdale Landcare Network. + 60 insta trees (check no). + any other free trees!!    
Members of Flowerdale Landcare Network
  Here’s some facts about ‘disposable coffee cups’ from Sustainability Victoria. 
Spot the disposable cups!
 

Australians consume more than 50,000 cups of coffee every half hour, and an estimated 1 billion takeaway hot drink cups every year. If we lined up all the coffee cups used each year in Australia they would stretch round the world…twice! That’s a lot of coffee cups. Sadly, standard coffee cups made from liquid paperboard are rarely recycled. Even ‘compostable’ cups are rarely composted, because Australia’s existing composting facilities aren’t yet able to process them effectively, and it can be hard to transport enough of the cups to the right place for composting. This means coffee cups are a burden on our waste management services and our environment, filling up landfills and resulting in transport emission.

Why can’t coffee cups currently be recycled?

In most areas of Victoria, the hard plastic lid can be recycled but the coffee cup itself should be put in the rubbish bin. Most cups are a mix of plastic and paper and only a few councils in Victoria can currently collect them for recycling.
      Our re-useable cups are made by our friends at Earth Bottles. The cups are double-walled stainless steel and have a silicon lid to keep the heat in. For every cup we sell, we plant one tree. With any multiple orders, we also throw in a delicious packet of Grounded Pleasures drinking chocolate. To buy click here

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1,200 TREES PLANTED

July 9, 2024
At the heart of every nunnery is, of course, charity. We love our partnership with the Brigidine Sisters and are impressed with their passion to give. That’s a long history of giving from these remarkable women, and we are not only benefactors of this kindness, as their other philanthropy does ripple out to myriad of other organisations as well.

135 TREES PLANTED

July 8, 2024
WPA acknowledges that when it comes to environmental initiatives, its people are its strength. It has recently partnered with us to plant 15 trees for each hard-working staff member identified as a Sustainability Warrior.

1110 TREES PLANTED

June 18, 2024
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!