Are reusables on at Level 2 & 3?

At Level2 2 & 3, the climate crisis is still real. During the “original” Alert level 3 in May 2020, the Government confirmed that under Alert Levels 3 and 2, businesses are allowed to accept customers' reusable cups and containers and/or operate reusable cup and container schemes, provided food safety risks are managed and all service complies with Alert Level 3 general service requirements. This LINK will take you to the comprehensive information required so both sides of the counter can continue to enjoy reusables, confidently.

 

But why is this so important? What is this all about though? Reuse is about more than cutting cafe costs, landfill space and reducing resource waste. It's about guiding our society away from harmful throwaway culture towards sustainable practices and attitudes. Once we recognise, through the relatively small act of taking responsibility for our coffee and cake habits, that we are the both the problem AND the solution, we can see more clearly how vital, and easy, it is to consider each other, our one planet home, and all its inhabitants. Start by using your own cup - then move on to other lifestlye choices that can improve and extend life on earth. Little leads quickly and directly to big. That's what this is all about. 

A ProActivist Cafe Guide...a 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.

#use your own cup FRIday

...is here.

Use Your Own Cup Day 2020 was a good, good day. The online community got behind it, adopting cafes and giving them love, on social media and in real life.

So, building on the back of that, we are thrilled to bits to support #useyourowncupFRIday. Head to our ‘Guides and Signs’ if you are a cafe, or customer, for some easy resources. And reach out to us, 💌  here, or @uyo.nz ~ you know we’ll do all we can and then some to shine the light on your goodness.

Quick shout out to the humble and inspirational Simon of Tuatua Cafe, whose love for his city, for coffee, for his world, made this little snowball grow and grow. And to the countless foodies and instagram humans of Aotearoa for their constant support.

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.

What is this all about though?

Reuse is about more than cutting cafe costs, landfill space and reducing resource waste. It's about guiding our society away from harmful throwaway culture towards sustainable practices and attitudes. Once we recognise, through the relatively small act of taking responsibility for our coffee and cake habits, that we are the both the problem AND the solution, we can see more clearly how vital, and easy, it is to consider each other, our one planet home, and all its inhabitants. Start by using your own cup - then move on to other lifestlye choices that can improve and extend life on earth. Little leads quickly and directly to big. That's what this is all about. 

#use your own cup FRIday

...is here.

Use Your Own Cup Day 2020 was a good, good day. The online community got behind it, adopting cafes and giving them love, on social media and in real life.

So, building on the back of that, we are thrilled to bits to support #useyourowncupFRIday. Head to our ‘Guides and Signs’ if you are a cafe, or customer, for some easy resources. And reach out to us, 💌  here, or @uyo.nz ~ you know we’ll do all we can and then some to shine the light on your goodness.

Quick shout out to the humble and inspirational Simon of Tuatua Cafe, whose love for his city, for coffee, for his world, made this little snowball grow and grow. And to the countless foodies and instagram humans of Aotearoa for their constant support.

UYO is a ProActivist Cafe Guide...a what?

 

A Proactivist is anyone who goes beyond talking of the problem to courageously, innovatively, positively solution-ing the problem.

Proactvists are the 'move the convo along' version of activists: they create new systemic containers for things to thrive. Activists stir the shit (that's the @uyo.nz instagram!) and then Proactivists move us beyond the concentric, divisive circle, the habitual defensive behaviour, that often shackles us in the mess that we are in, to allow for new ideas to take hold, creating easeful on-ramps for easy self enroll. It is post-cool: there is no need to impress anyone, just do the work.

So, support small businesses that are proactively addressing the world’s struggle against throwaway culture with joy-filled solutions as a Proactivist.

Koha Cups aims to keep coffee waste out of landfill

 

"A Te Awanga woman is on a mission to collect more than 500 coffee mugs to help keep thousands more disposable coffee cups out of landfills.

Zeb White hopes her new venture, Koha Cups, will encourage people to use takeaway coffee mugs.

The recycled coffee mugs, received as donations or purchased from op shops, will be available at participating cafes for people to use in place of takeaway cups, returning the clean mug on their next visit.

But first she has to collect them." 

Click HERE to read the Herald article and play your part in keeping Hawke's Bay beautiful.