BY SOPHIE KEPREOTES
It seems that along with every other person in Newcastle, I too have jumped on board the latest keep cup trend. For those of you living under a rock, the
“keep cups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups”.
But a few local Novocastrians, who were also fed up with all the takeaway cups being used, have taken it one step further. And after a brainstorm session
over a glass of red, the emergency mug wall was created!
How it works:
1. In case you have forgotten to bring your own mug (or keep cup) you can take one from the emergency wall
2. Drink your coffee there or take it home with you
3. Bring it back next time you visit the café or don’t, coffee mugs are always being donated to the wall
Our community is full of trends that come and go, for example burgers have been flooding my Instagram feed a lot lately, people are always taking photos
in their active wear even if all they did that day was grocery shop, and did you even go out that night if you didn’t boomerang your wine glasses together?
While I admit there are a lot of trends that are trivial and short lived, this emergency wall initiative is one that everyone should be embracing…
and sticking to it!
Until recently I was unaware that takeaway coffee cups are in fact not recyclable. Takeaway coffee cups are lined on the inside with a plastic film, making
them notoriously difficult to recycle.
Be sure to take full advantage of the emergency mug wall next time you are at Blue door Kiosk
in Merewether or The Kiosk
at Newcastle Beach, and keep an eye out because I am sure they will begin popping up all over Newcastle
in the near future!