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Food Waste Solutions - Auckland Cafes

If you are in the Auckland area, why not give the crew at We Compost a call and get your food waste and kitchen scraps collected and composted? Keep it out of landfill where food waste is a massive contributor to methane and other greenhouse gas emmissions. They will also accept plant based take-out packaging...

Ask Your Customers To Take Part

If you would like to engage your business further with the instagram and social media community, print the sign below and display it on your wall or counter? When folks submit their images to us, we will add them to your cafe gallery with UYOC and link to your social media and theirs, connecting you. Building relationships. 

Start A Mug Library!

Humans want to do the right thing, we just need to provide them with an option to do so - A mug library is a collection of loved mugs at the cafe, which customers can access as an alternative to single-use cups.

Basic Steps:

1. Visit an Op Shop and buy 30 cheap, quirky mugs, or ask your community to donate 'jam jars' with lids.

2. Put the mugs into a crate of your choice (Baskets, wood or Beer Crates work really well) or hang on the wall? 

3. Make a sign "Be Good" "Boomerang cups" to borrow and bring back, or download one of our signs.

You may want to have a donation jar, to buy more mugs? You may want to talk with other cafes about encouraging the flow of mugs between you?

A Practical Hospo Guide

Here are some suggestions of how to avoid or minimise the impacts of the daily waste that our industry inherently produces - tips and advice about how to Reduce, Refuse, Refill, Reuse. We are here to help out in anyway we can. Use us!

 

People, reduce single use

We can reduce so much single use waste in our daily lives, so simply. Usually it is just a matter of breaking some habits, and thinking a little futher. Here are some top tips. As always, if you have others that are working for you, let us know!

Remember...

...any way you can. This printable door hanger could help you remember what you'd like to have with you when you leave the house. After a few weeks, you'll be in the habit, and you can pass your door hanger on to a friend, or a stranger?! Print and snip and hang up. 

Disposables in-house? A5

Some times us customers just don't think. We just love our coffee and we're in the habit of using a disposbale cup, even when dining in. Once it's pointed out to us that there are other and better ways to do things, we're usually ok with it. These signs may help encourage us?

Disposables in-house? A6

Some times us customers just don't think. We just love our coffee and we're in the habit of using a disposbale cup, even when dining in. Once it's pointed out to us that there are other and better ways to do things, we're usually ok with it. These signs may help encourage us?

Download - Print - Trim - Display

Please display which ever of these signs apply to your business, to reduce plastic water bottle purchases, to reduce single-use coffee cups and to reduce the amount of straws you use each week. Hopefully, over time, acts like yours will spread throughout the country and our single-use habits will change. Small steps - Huge, bloody HUGE impacts. Thank you.