Hospo Top Tips

If you are a cafe, juice bar or eatery and would like to read about some simple, but super effective ways to work with customers to reduce single-use waste in your business - day to day - click HERE to read some ideas and suggestions that can be tailored to work for you. We're here to support you. Get in touch any time at all.

Sage and Grace

Not a cafe, just talented, lovely humans who make deliciousness to make every day special and special occassions too, with consideration to all aspects of well-being - joy and nourishment and locally sourced produce. If you are in the Bay area, click HERE to connect and keep an eye out for them at The Little Big Markets - UYOContainer, they love that!


...an average of $180 a year if you go to a cafe that gives you a discount when you Use Your Own Cup...Why wouldn't you? Really? Why wouldn't we all? 

Because They Suck

...unless you we have a medical need to use a straw, the hole in the centre of our faces works soooo well for drinking through. You can use UYOC to find a cafe near you now who have said 'not on my watch' to all kinds of plastic straws. Thanks to Iconeo for this image...Click HERE to connect...


Millions of disposable cups go to landfill in NZ each year. We use around 800,000 every day! What?! The same plastic lining that makes them waterproof makes them almost impossible to deal with. And those 'compostable' ones...Nah ahh. They can only be composted in inductrial facilities, not in a backyard, so most of those are lifelong landfill too. They'll out live the lot of us. It's also important to consider how the corn used to make the 'compostable' cups is produced, what land is cleared to support this new 'green' industry and how that competes with human food needs, or forestry needs. You can't grow food or trees on area cleared to plant corn to make coffee cups. Crazy huh.   

Reduce land disruption, reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gases from landfill and reduce ocean pollution by saying No Thanks to dispoable cups. Make time to stay and drink in? Or bring a jam jar, a mug or any container from home? Famcy somthing flashe? Treat yourself to a reusable cup. Then visit one of our cafes to get the thumbs up for being a legend. And use the dollar/star search button to find cafes who will discount your take out when you UYOC. Use Your Own Cup.

And just in case you need another reason to get your own, those plastic lids you drink from? They're number 6 plastic - polystyrene - known endocrine disrupters and more studies have just been done on the effects upon the human body when hot liquid comes in contact with them - not good. Keep yourself and your environment safe. Say 'No' to disposable cups. 

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Be Local

1️⃣ Stay and drink in - show your barista some love 2️⃣ Use Your Own Cup if you have to run 3️⃣ Nope. No other option. There’s no place for third place ✊️❤️🌏☕️

Five Cross Roads

COFFEE CULTURE, CAFE, CLAUDELANDS, HAMILTON 🌏 Sells Reusable Cups 🐒 Pet Friendly 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🌻 Take Out Grounds For Your Garden 📱 Free Wifi 🌈 Do a little search on UYOC for Hamilton cafes, Coffee Culture Five Cross Roads to see more…

Why Use Your Own Cup?

These are some big numbers. But all it takes to make the numbers dwindle to nothing is for us to say 'No'. It's one of the easiest actions with the hugest knock-on impacts that we as regular folks can make. We got this. We really have.