Use Your Own Cup

Wherever you see this sign, you know that the owners, the managers, the baristas, the staff, salute you when you choose to reuse. They get it. They get that you care about more than your own coffee. Thank you. 

What Else?

Excellent. You are now an Unchucker. You refuse single use coffee cups, straws, all kinds of plastic bottled drinks and plastic bags. Soooo, that's your cafe life sorted. How about your daily routines? Shampoo bars are available all over the place. They are mainstream now. Get into it. You'll love it. 💚 Thanks for the pic @enviro_ph 💚


If you work around the corner, why not use your own plate, or bowl, or tupperware for take out lunches? And to get you started, you can use UYOC to find a cafe near you now who proactively encourages that kind of hero behaviour....Never feel like a spork for asking to use your own containers - you are a good, good human. 

Coffee Grounds To Go

Every thing we can keep out of landfill is a bonus for our atmosphere. Orgainc waste, like used coffee grinds, can be used for so many purposes. Add nutrients to your garden, mix with some coconut oil for a face scrub? Search for a cafe, like Aro, Wellington, who will happily hand over the goodness.  

Change Is Here

More and more cafes are saying that avoidable single use should simply be avoided. Now it is up to all of us, the coffee drinkers, to apply loving pressure to each other to play our part, to encourgae our whanau and colleagues to ditch silly habits and be the change. 

Free Water For All

Did you know you could use the UYOC guide to search for a cafe near you now where you can refill your water flask for free? Whether or not you are a customer, they will never refuse your request for a refill or a glass of water. No need to buy in to the bottled water scam ever again...This image is from Alberta's, Mapua. 

Day. Made.

"Jared, like many of our amazing customers, brings in his Keep Cup every single day. We don’t think we’ve ever served him a coffee in a disposable cup. You’re a bloody hero Jared 👊🏼" ~ The Remedy Espresso Bar, Raumati Beach 

The Emperor's New Cups

Somehow, marketing companies have managed to make single use cups a thing. They have made us think we really need to walk long the street with a little piece of landfill so we look gorgeous. It's madness, of course. Let's stop doing it.