Katanning coffee drinkers can now enjoy their early morning pick-me-up with unlimited access to Green Caffeen’s reusable coffee cups. 1250 Green Caffeen Swap and Go coffee cups have hit Katanning cafes to provide a cleaner and more sustainable community. In 2021, it was estimated Katanning residents threw around 1000 takeaway cups into landfill a week, equating to more than 50,000 a year. Katanning Landcare was awarded $9000 in funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to purchase the reusable cups. Katanning Landcare Project Officer Annabel Paulley said the initiative “will reduce the amount of single-use cups and lids that clog landfill.” “The best thing about Green Caffeen cups is that they are free and you don’t have to wash them,” she said. “Just keep them in your vehicle or on your desk and return them to the cafes to wash.” Mrs Paulley said the town’s street litter has become an issue and the new cups are a better alternative to bio-cups. “I’m always stopping to pick up rubbish on roadsides and quite a lot of it is single-use coffee cups, which are tossed out of vehicles and it looks awful. “Green Caffeen cups are a really easy way for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint and even bio-cups still waste precious paper resources from trees.” Emu Cafe owner David Harries welcomed the program saying it will help cut his business costs. “It’s not only great for the environment, but it’s great for me as well because I’ll spend less money on buying throw-away cups,” he said. “All I have to do is wash them before using them for another coffee order.” Customers are encouraged to loan the free cups when they order their next coffee by signing up using the QR code system displayed at participating cafes. More information is available at greencaffeen.com.au and by downloading the Green Caffeen application. The shire has also sponsored three $100 vouchers as draw prizes which can be won by anyone who downloads the Green Caffeen application by August 31.