Lane Cove Locals Joining the Responsible Cafe Revolution
Lane Cove Sustainable Action Group (LCSAG) has been promoting the 'Responsible Cafes' program around the community to encourage the use of reusable coffee cups.
Over one billion disposable cups go to landfill each year in Australia because a typical paper coffee cup also contains a percentage of plastic, making it non-recyclable.
LCSAG have received a positive response from the community with the following cafes signing onto the program to offer a discount to customers who order coffee in a reusable cup:
Fourth Fish Cafe
Unwined Café Bar
Don't have a reusable cup yet? LCSAG regularly hold stalls in Lane Cove Plaza selling cups, but if you miss these, search online for a vast range.
OzHarvest in Lane Cove
Are you a local business with food waste at the end of the day? You could be supporting OzHarvest and reducing the amount of edible food going to landfill.
OzHarvest is an Australia-wide charity rescuing quality excess food from businesses which would otherwise be thrown away. This surplus food is redistributed at no cost, to different charitable organisations providing much needed assistance to those in need.
Council will actively promote your local business if you donate your surplus food to OzHarvest. This will include window stickers so local shoppers can visually identify those donating.
To find out more about this worthy social enterprise that helps those in need and how you can become involved call 9911 3507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lane Cove's Bagshare Program
The Bagshare scheme can be used through Coles at Lane Cove. Bagshare bins are located outside and below Coles, next to the reception desk at Council, at Agora Fruit Market Lane Cove West and at Greenwich Village Shopping Centre. Additionally, there are also bagshare bins at Woolworths on L1 and L2 of the car park within the Woolworths complex. More information can be found on the Woolworths website.
The bins are in continual need of bags. If you have clean cloth bags to share, please drop them into the bagshare bins so the scheme can continue to make an impact in reducing the number of plastic bags in our community. Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group are thankful to Coles for housing the bin, located outside their supermarket, at night to protect it from loss and damage.