Keep Wales Tidy has joined forces with café bar chain, KIN+ILK, to tackle our ‘throw-away’ culture and encourage coffee-lovers in Cardiff to make the switch from single-use cups.

Reusable ‘Tidy cups' are now on sale in KIN+ILK’s Pontcanna and Capital Quarter café bars. One pound from every sale will be donated to Keep Wales Tidy to help support the tireless efforts of groups and volunteers across Wales who are working to improve the environmental quality of their local community.

Alex Jenkins from KIN+ILK, said:

We are delighted to be working with our close neighbours Keep Wales Tidy on this initiative. Reducing waste at KIN+ILK is high on our agenda, being a Welsh, ethical and sustainability minded organisation.

Many single-use cups are made of a difficult-to-recycle mix of paper and plastic, so the majority end up in landfill or as litter.

Research by Keep Wales Tidy has shown that drinks related litter, including single-use cups, was found on 45% of streets in Wales in 2015-16.

Louise Tambini, Operations Director for Keep Wales Tidy, said:

Keep Wales Tidy is delighted to be working with KIN+ILK to help reduce single-use cup waste.

It is critical that we change our ways to help improve the environment and communities that we live in. We can’t continue to live in a ‘throw-away’ society and so it’s crucial that everyone realises the negative impact that litter has on our communities.

Our message to coffee-lovers is very clear – make the right choice and take in your own reusable cup when you visit cafés and coffee shops.

Keep Wales Tidy is now looking to introduce ‘Tidy cups’ in cafés and coffee shops across the country. If you’re a business owner and are interested in getting involved, contact [email protected]

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