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November 3, 2017

Australians have an insatiable caffeine habit, but with more than one billion takeaway cups ending up in landfill every year it's a love affair that's taking a heavy toll on our planet.

That's why convenience store chain 7-Eleven is rolling out an Australia-first recycl...

June 30, 2017

You've probably seen BioPak's brown and white containers and coffee cups, embossed with a pale green leaf, at your local single-origin speciality coffee shop. Sold as biodegradable, recyclable and compostable, they are meant to be a pinnacle of sustainability.

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It's estimated that as many as three billion coffee cups are sold each year in Australia. And most of these aren't recycled – they're piling up in landfill and escaping into our rivers, parks and marine systems.

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May 9, 2017

Did you know Australians use one billion takeaway coffee cups each year? That's enough to stretch around the world twice. Contrary to popular belief, these are not yet recycled.

Robert Pascoe discusses his new program aiming to solve the problem of coffee cup waste. Vie...

Recyclable takeaway coffee cups will soon be available in Australia.

Speaking on 3AW Drive, Strategic Marketing Manager at environmental solutions company Closed Loop, Brendan Lee, said the current system prohibits takeaway cups from being recycled.

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April 28, 2017

Craig Reucassel is on a mission to uncover how much waste we produce as a nation and learn what we can about it. In tonight's episode he focuses on food waste as a staggering amount ends up in landfill every year.

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April 1, 2017

Imagine walking down the street and placing your takeaway coffee cup in a stand-alone bin instead of a generic waste or recycling container. Well, the idea could soon become a reality.

As part of a joint initiative between City of Sydney, Queensland Government and Austr...

November 26, 2016

As Australia’s love affair with coffee hots up, takeaway coffee cups continually stack up in our landfills, taking 50 years to decompose. Now, a trial run by Closed Loop has seen separate bins for takeaway coffee cups introduced in three buildings in Sydney, Melbourne...

November 26, 2016

A stand-alone bin for takeaway coffee cups could soon be a common sight in offices across Sydney.

As part of a City of Sydney initiative, Closed Loop Environmental Solutions conducted a trial to tackle the impact of Australia’s coffee cup addiction on landfill.

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November 25, 2016

The initiative is designed to combat Sydney's addiction to coffee cups, creating awareness of their negative effect on the environment. The average cup takes about five years to decompose.

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