Posted on 9th November 2017
Globally it is estimated that 500 billion disposable cups are discarded to landfill or incineration every year. That’s one million cups a minute, every hour of every day of every year. These cups are virtually impossible to recycle due to the combination of plastic and paper in their design, and in Ireland we estimate that we dispose of over 200 million of these non-recyclable cups annually.
Discount for reusable cups
The Green Kitchen at the Rediscovery Centre is offering a 10% discount when customers use their reusable cup at the Centre. Just bring your reusable cup with you to the Rediscovery Centre and we will give you a 10% discount on your hot drink.
Levy on disposable cups
To also help reduce the use of disposable cups we will be adding an additional 25cents to the cost of all disposable cups.