Successful recycling initiative 

Deborah McMillan and Peter Calwell with one of Simply Cups’ collection containers.

Deborah McMillan and Peter Calwell with one of Simply Cups’ collection containers.

By Jacklyn Yeong

101 Collins Street has partnered up with Simply Cups to alternatively recycle takeaway coffee cups. 

Within the first two months, 101 Collins Street’s new successful initiative saw over 10,000 cups recycled.

The building management set up green tubes provided by Simply Cups at convenient points for cup collections.

Building manager Peter Calwell said the building tenants reacted very positively to the recycling program.

Takeaway coffee cups contain a liquid-proof plastic lining that prevents the cups from being normally recycled. With over three billion cups being disposed in Australian landfill, the building management team recognised the need to introduce an alternative system.

Client services supervisor Deborah McMillan is confident to further reduce coffee cups appearing in other bins.

“A good percentage of coffee cups have already been recycled through our new scheme,” she said. “The building will be rewarding a certificate and coffee vouchers to tenants who collected the most cups.”

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