Every business here is ProActive about their role in halting throwaway culture by welcoming UYO = Use Your Own.


So, this is a cafe guide, but perhaps more than that, it is testimony that the hospitality industry is prepared to move away from single use serviceware. The next step? Request legislative support from our Government! Head to Takeaway Throwaways to level the playing field!


Cafes near me

Cafe of the Day

Kris and Chrissy Partridge opened the Rolleston store in 2014 and the store's popularity has grown as fast as the town itself. Holly, a mainstay of the Lincoln store before making the move across the paddock to the Rolleston, is super passionate about great service and her team brings a heap of small town charm to a store with big city design chic. Pop in next time you're out that way. straws on request only unless the drink is topped with lovely, messy cream

A ProActivist Cafe Guide Is What?

A Proactivist goes beyond talking ~ rolls their sleeves up and gets on with livng and working the solutions.

In this context, here, on this website, and in this hospo community, ProActvist cafes and ProActivist customers create environments for real change to thrive and grow ~ for new normals to evolve.

Activists stir the shit (that's the @uyo.nz instagram!) and then Proactivists move us beyond ~ into grass roots, hands on action that can build to become legislative and industry change.

It is post-cool: there is no need to impress anyone, just do the work, together.

So, we invite you to support small businesses that are proactively addressing the world’s struggle against throwaway culture. And imagine a catchy and emotional last line here ~ one that makes you want to start refusing single use forever, today.

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