Checking In Drifter Coffee with @thegoodswefound πŸ’› "Little local spots with vintage clothing racks, toasted sammies and the yummest iced coconut chocolate ✌🏼 if you are out these ways come find Drifter Coffee. This was my dads workshop growing up so many years spent in this rad little building. πŸ’›"

Welcome To UYO

This is Catalyst, Dunedin. Grateful to them for welcoming us to Use Your Own, cup, plate, bowl, anything, when we don't have time to stay πŸŒΏ β˜• Proudly pouring Kokako 🌻 Sells reusable Keepcups  πŸ± UYOContainer welcome for takeouts and leftovers πŸŒΏ Plant based options πŸ’§ Free water for allπŸ’°UYOC discount πŸŒ·Used coffee grounds for your garden πŸ° GF options πŸ’»Free wifi πŸ™ No plastic straws friendly   πŸ’ Catering πŸ’« Click HERE for more about Catalyst, 286 Princes Street, Dunedin


If you're a foodie, a blogger or a happy snapper, you can send your images of any UYO cafe to us HERE and we will publish it on their image gallery. We'll always credit you, and if you give us your instagram or blog URL we will link back to you too. Sound good? Nice. 

Use us to find...

...cafes who are more than happy for you to take away coffee grinds for your garden, or for making skin and face masks. Whatever makes you happy! Keeping organic waste out of landfill and using trash for treasure. 


58% of commercial food waste comes from our plates! So, if we have more food than we can manage, don't embarrased to take it home - have it for lunch tomorrow, or compost it, or feed it to your chooks, or a neighbours. Order less, waste less. Easy.

The Coffee Club Christchurch International Airport

πŸ’§Free water for all at The Coffee ClubπŸ’§ CAFE, CHRISTCHURCH 🌟 Discount When You UYOC 🌏 Sells Reusable Coffee Club Thermal Cups πŸ’ No Plastic Straws Here 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍱 Use Your Own Container  πŸ’ Outside Catering πŸ“± Free Wifi πŸŒˆ Do a little search on UYO for  The Coffee Club Christchurch International Airport to see more...

The Rubbish Trip

Click In to read pertinent as ever commentary on our government's recent announcement that they will be looking further into waste minimisation/banning of single use plastics πŸŒΌ The Rubbish Trip lay it out: We strongly support the Govt's announcement this morn, which again displays its willingness to keep using s 23 of Waste Minimisation Act to phase-out items in our economy that can't be circularised. This is REALLY important.

Right now, we're waiting for more specificity around what those proposed items for phase-outs are. The list of items we've seen so far seems quite narrow. We believe the Govt could be more ambitious. This is not only because there are so many problematic single-use food & beverage packaging items out there beyond ones made of PVC/polystyrene, it's also a question of time & resource efficiency. With all the preliminary work & consultation required for a phase-out, the Govt might as well consult on a wider range of single-use food & drink packaging items at once, to avoid having to complete this lengthy process over & over again. πŸŒΌ A more comprehensive focus on the category of single-use takeaway food & beverage packaging as a whole (rather than just particular ones made of particular materials like PVC/polystyrene) would accelerate development of a coherent, scaleable system of alternatives to single-use items generally. Because if we want to trigger the #reuserevolution we must think bigger. Piecemeal bans of items made of specific materials or polymers is fine to a point, but may incentivise 'swapping' of one material for another (whether another plastic polymer or another single-use material, including bioplastics/PLA), which doesn't get to the core of our single-use problem.🌼 In this vein, we could make faster transitions to a circular economy if the s 23 powers were used more thoughtfully to include real incentives for reuse systems to be developed alongside phase-outs. Section 23 includes a range of policy tools for ditching single-use, not just bans. Using these tools simultaneously could be really powerful! However, this works best if we look at product categories to be phased-out more holistically. πŸŒΌBut we remain hopeful for what's in the final proposal and/or what else the Govt has in the pipeline! πŸŒΌ And hey, thanks & your cafes for your advocacy. You've created a new normal!

How To Summer

How to enjoy summer without single use waste - Choose a cone not a tub. Use our mouths not little single use spoons. Easy πŸŒΌ This is East Street, CAFE, BAR, NELSON πŸŒŸ Discount When You UYOC 🌏 VEGAN friendly πŸ’ Pet Friendly 🌿 Responsible Food Waste 🐒 No Plastic Straws Here 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍱 Use Your Own Container  πŸ’§ Free Water Refill For Anyone πŸ’ Outside Catering 🌻 Take Out Grounds For Your Garden πŸ“± Free Wifi πŸŒˆ Do a little search on UYO for  East St Cafe & Bar Nelson Cafe to see more…