Lyttelton Coffee Cup
Takeaway coffee cups cause confusion
The item that causes the most confusion is takeaway coffee cups. Most takeaway coffee cups cannot be recycled and can generally not be composted. Because we are diverting the organics to our worm farm we can accept bioidegradable coffee cups and plates. At the moment some cafes in Lyttelton use biodegradable coffee cups so these can go in the brown organics bin at the market (but not in your green bin at home).
Serviettes and brown paper bags can also go in the brown organics bin at the market. If paper has food reside it is best to put it into the brown organics bin at the market rather than the recycling bin.
To reduce the amount of coffee cups going to landfill remember you can borrow a cup from the coffee cup library or buy a reusable coffee cup! Our Love Lyttelton coffee cups are $15 and available at Lyttelton Farmers Market and the Lyttelton Information Centre.