Putney leads way in Responsible Cafes initiative

October 6, 2017 by  

Putney, near Gladesville, has achieved the title of `Australia’s first Responsible Café ‘ suburb.

The accolade came after Putney’s five cafes joined the call to action for BYO coffee cups organised by the City of Ryde Council.

According to Mayor Jerome Laxale, the latest Responsible Cafes movement came about after the realisation that the majority of disposable coffee cups are not able to be recycled due to their plastic coating.

As a result almost three billion lids and cups issued as part of hot drink sales end up as part of landfill each year, he said.

“It’s great to see so many local cafes and their coffee loving customers embracing the Responsible Cafes idea with its incentive programme of a discount for people who BYO cups. This simple action not only helps the environment, it stimulates local business.”

The Mayor said cafes also spend less on cleaning and takeaway cups.

He paid tribute to Council’s partners in 5 for Ryde, Corina and Jo, who he said played an important role in Putney leading the way in the Responsible Café initiative.

Putney’s five Responsible Cafes include Patio @ Putney, Maples, Dolcini Café, Charles St Kitchen and Black Toque Patisserie.

There are now more than 60 cafes throughout the City of Ryde that can list their involvement in Responsible Cafes on their business cards and marketing materials.

Further information on the initiative is available via the council website.