For The Community

GO2CUP For Individuals

A better cup for you and your community

Please pledge your support for this sustainable initiative. The more supporters we have, the more value we can offer to local businesses to become involved. Together we can make a real difference to reduce single-use cups.

Show Your Support For This Initiative!

Please pledge your support for this sustainable initiative. The more supporters we have, the more value we can offer to local businesses to become involved. Together we can make a real difference to reduce single-use cups

Free Reusable GO2CUPs Available

Registered businesses (coffee shops, cafes) will be making GO2CUPs available for those times you forget to bring your reusable cup.

Take Away & Enjoy Your Drink

Have the ability to travel with your GO2CUP. Simply return your GO2CUP to the most convenient location when you are done.

Be Rewarded For Being Green

Coffee shops offer rewards for returning GO2CUPs. It also helps remove waste from our oceans as well as waste reduction education.

Buy A Personal GO2CUP & Make A Difference

Do you want your very own GO2CUP?

Standard GO2CUPs are not for sale as they are communal cups and we don’t want to encourage people to keep them.

So instead we have the special Personal GO2CUP, which is for those who want their own cup to use again and again and really want to back this initiative.

When you purchase a Personal GO2CUP here’s what happens.

  1. You receive your Personal GO2CUP.
  2. We contribute 10 GO2CUPs into the network to help reduce single-cup waste.
  3. We remove 15 pieces of plastic pollution from our oceans.

What’s the cost? – Just $19.95 including carbon-neutral shipping Australia-wide!

FAQ – For The Community

I’ve just finished my coffee, what do I do with my GO2CUP?

You can return your cup at any of the participating GO2CUP businesses.

I’ve got a bunch of old reusable cups with lids that I don’t use. Can I contribute them to a participating business?

We encourage all reusable cups to have a long life of preventing single-use cups from going to landfill but please ask the business first.

How much does using a GO2CUP cost me?

Absolutely nothing! All we ask is that you contribute the GO2CUP back to a participating business who will wash it and provide a reusable option to the next person who forgets their reusable cup.

How do I know your cups are safe?

Each GO2CUP is sterilized in a commercial dishwasher before it is made available. The cups are designed to be dishwasher safe and have a secure screw on lid.

Do I need to wash my GO2CUP?

If you are returning the GO2CUP then the participating business will wash it for you. If you plan to use the same GO2CUP again, please wash the GO2CUP before returning to the coffee shop.

I like my GO2CUP, what if I keep it?

The purpose of GO2CUPs are to prevent single-use items from going to landfill. Unfortunately, they can’t do that sitting in your cupboard. If you would like to keep one, why not purchase a MYGO2CUP and help contribute more GO2CUPs to the network.

Oops, I put a go2 cup in the wrong bin, what do I do?

If GO2CUPs end up in landfill or recycling bins, then we have no control over their environmental impact.

Don’t worry, we forgive you and know that you have learnt something about the way our waste system works.

GO2CUPs are plastic, isn’t that bad for the environment?

Ideally our cups would be produced locally from sustainably sourced materials, such as repurposed or recycled material that utilised 100% renewable energy. Our vision is that we will get there, but right now we are competing with very cheap single-use cups (sometimes they are less than 10 cents per cup!). So for now the plastic cups fulfill the criteria of holding your coffee and being able to be washed many, many times. This will offset the current inefficient system of importing cups, using them once and then sending them to landfill.

What about recyclable coffee cups? Aren’t they better for the environment?

Recycling is not the holy grail of sustainability. First the cardboard and plastic must be transported across the world and then to recycle it takes energy that is most likely not produced from renewable sources. GO2CUPs can be used many times over many years and then they end up being recycled. Isn’t that a far better outcome?

Also, it is important to check that your single-use cup is recyclable! Many are not as they have too many different material types that can’t be separated for recycling in most recycling facilities in Australia.

What about biodegradable cups? Aren’t they better for the environment?

We like to approach the biodegradable solution with caution. Unless a biodegradable product is sent to be repurposed as compost, it most likely ends up in landfill where it is of no use. Some biodegradable products need certain temperature and pressure conditions to biodegrade that can only be found in commercial composting facilities. On top of that, many biodegradable cups are transported a long way just to be used once. Ask your coffee shop where their biodegradable cups end up. If they don’t know then they are most likely ending up in landfill!

Show Your Support For This Initiative!

Please pledge your support for this sustainable initiative. The more supporters we have, the more value we can offer to local businesses to become involved. Together we can make a real difference to reduce single-use cups