Published on: June 2021
Simply Cups Recycling Scheme Encourages Locals to Step Up
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—I would like to acknowledge the Simply Cups recycling initiative that has taken off in my local area. A three-month trial has enabled local residents to recycle single-use take-away coffee cups. The items can be repurposed and reprocessed into other goods, such as reusable cups and road surfacing. I want to thank Mosman Council for partnering with Simply Cups and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. My local community is able to do their part in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and become more environmentally conscious. I am proud that people in my electorate have stepped up to partake in this scheme and help Australia establish its first cup recycling facility. While I prefer to use a keep cup to drink my coffee every morning, I understand that many of my local cafes and businesses rely on single-use coffee cups, especially at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you again to Mosman Council and well done to local residents for stepping up and doing their part in keeping NSW clean.