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Editorial Coffee Cup Recycling

Posted on 14 February by Lakeside Joondalup

Working towards a sustainable environment

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, Lakeside Joondalup 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 five new recycling bins can be located in the following areas;

  • Level 1 Fashion Mall, next to Caffn8
  • Food Terrace, near Soul Origin
  • The Great Space, near Mrs Fields
  • Near Jamaica Blue
  • Food Court

Since the Simply Cups recycling program began in Australia in April 2017, over 10 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 and kerbing with more exciting product ranges to be announced in the coming months.

The Lakeside Joondalup community have embraced this initiative in a phenomenal manner and we are so proud  to report that we have successfully diverted in excess of 135,000 cups from landfill as at Jan 31, 2020. Let's keep up the great work and we look forward to providing further positive updates in the future. 

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