REDUCE WASTE: Say No To Takeaway Coffee Cups For A Year

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"New Zealanders produce more than 2.5 million tonnes of waste every year. 75% of which could have been saved." - Ministry of Environment Report, 2011

Each year, New Zealanders produce 2.5 million tons of waste. [1] We have a love affair with coffee and the daily takeaway is somewhat of a ritual.  Sadly, takeaway cups are a real concern for our beautiful environment. Everyday tens of THOUSANDS of takeaway cups are thrown in the rubbish, ending up in landfill. One takeaway coffee a day creates 10 kilos of waste each year - that's a whole tree worth of paper! [2]

You can make a difference and help change these scary statistics, by taking the pledge to use only a reusable coffee (or tea) cup today.


(Video courtesy of Reclaim NZ: The Importance of Recycling in NZ)


This pledge is part of #smallactionsBIGCHANGE where we invite hundreds of Kiwis to commit to one small action throughout 2015 that when amplified by the many can create really big change. The more of us that commit to action, the more impact that action will have. We will track and measure the results to showcase the tangible, overall impact our individual actions are having.


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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-13 13:10:33 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-13 13:08:31 +1300
    Joined and spoke with Laura last year, should I not have heard or received any news from you since 10th Dec?? Just wondering if msgs emails etc not coming through. THANKS

    JULIE-ANN
  • signed 2015-01-11 12:33:24 +1300
  • @DontPanic345 tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-08 11:32:48 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE http://www.actionstation.org.nz/coffeecups?recruiter_id=22837
  • signed 2015-01-08 11:22:39 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-07 13:57:47 +1300
  • @iamkey tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-07 13:53:42 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE http://www.actionstation.org.nz/coffeecups?recruiter_id=5994
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-07 13:53:42 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • @ tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-07 13:16:02 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE http://www.actionstation.org.nz/coffeecups?recruiter_id=8793
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-07 13:16:02 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-07 08:47:44 +1300
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-06 13:01:23 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-06 13:00:45 +1300
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-06 10:35:31 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-06 10:34:57 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-06 02:46:51 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-05 21:42:03 +1300
  • signed via 2015-01-05 20:41:45 +1300
  • @zenpeacekeeper tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-05 19:23:35 +1300
    I just pledged to no takeaway coffee cups in 2015. I've got the keep cup, just need to USE it! #smallactionsBIGCHANGE http://www.actionstation.org.nz/coffeecups?recruiter_id=973
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-05 19:23:35 +1300
    I just pledged to no takeaway coffee cups in 2015. I've got the keep cup, just need to USE it! #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-05 19:22:22 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-05 19:01:37 +1300
    I do not ever get takeaway coffee
  • signed 2015-01-05 18:57:47 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-05 18:20:07 +1300
  • signed 2015-01-05 17:56:50 +1300
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-05 16:24:52 +1300
    I just pledged to reduce waste by saying no to takeaway coffee cups for a year #smallactionsBIGCHANGE
  • signed 2015-01-05 16:24:38 +1300

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