Australians use approximately 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year. While reusable cups are growing in popularity, many people still prefer the convenience of a takeaway cup.
To help combat this growing waste problem, Erina Fair has partnered with Simply Cups, Australia's first coffee cup recycling program and have introduced five dedicated Coffee Cup Recycling Bins throughout the centre for our Retailers and Customers to support this war on waste and help make a positive difference to the environment.
The six newrecycling bins can be located in the following areas;
• Coles Fresh Food Precinct near Sutcliffe Meats
• Outside Woolworths
• Boardwalk Mall near Target
• Entry to the Foodcourt
• Fashion Mall near Lorna Jane
• Kmart Mall near Priceline
Since the Simply Cups recycling program began in Australia in April 2017, over 13.9 million cups have been diverted from landfill Nationally with this tally growing on a daily basis. Instead, Simply Cups have worked with innovators to transform the disposable cups into new products, including building materials, garden beds, bench seats, coat hangers, husky re-usable cups, kerbing and more exciting product ranges to be announced in the future.
The Erina Fair community have embraced this initiative in a phenomenal manner and we are so proud to report that we have successfully diverted in excess of 413,707 cups from landfill as of December 2021. Let's keep up the great work and we look forward to providing further positive updates in the future.