Coffee cups and their plastic lids are among the most littered items in Australia, regularly found in ocean cleanup surveys
1.84 billion single-use cups are used and discarded in Australia every year,¹ filling up our landfills and our oceans.
With plastic pollution of our oceans projected to triple by 2040,² we must rapidly shift away from single-use plastics and drive a nation wide adoption of reusable containers.
Together with the Boomerang Alliance of environmental organisations, we’ve developed a national proposal to phase out disposable coffee cups, starting with plastic lids and linings.
Sign the petition today and urge Australia’s governments to:
- Ban all single-use coffee cups with plastic lids or linings by 2024, with temporary exemptions for compostable plastics that meet Australian standards.
- Ban cups that aren’t home compostable by 2026.
- Work to phase out disposable coffee cups by 2030, with support for consumers to transition to reusable cups.
Coffee shouldn’t cost the earth. Urge your state/territory government to phase out disposable plastic coffee cups today!
- Envisageworks. (2021). Plastic fates and flows in Australia.
- The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ. (2019). Breaking the Plastic Wave.