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Coffee’s Up in Putney - Australia’s First Responsible Cafés Suburb

Published on 04 October 2017

The City of Ryde Council’s war on waste is gaining momentum, with Putney’s five cafés joining the BYO coffee cup call to action, making it Australia’s first Responsible Café suburb.   

Most disposable coffee cups are plastic coated and cannot be recycled and the Responsible Cafés movement is in response to the estimated three billion hot drink cups and lids that end up in landfill every year. 

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said:  “It’s great to see so many local cafés and their coffee loving customers embracing the Responsible Cafés idea with its incentive program of a discount for people who BYO cups.  This simple action not only helps the environment, it stimulates local business and cafés spend less on takeaway cups and cleaning. 

“A big thank you to Jo and Corina, our partners from 5 for Ryde, who have played an integral role in making Putney Australia’s first Responsible Café suburb.”

The five Responsible Cafés in Putney are: 

  • Black Toque Patisserie (Morrison Road)
  • Charles St Kitchen (Charles Street)
  • Dolcini Café (Charles Street)
  • Maples (Charles Street)
  • Patio @ Putney (Charles Street)

More than 60 local City of Ryde cafés have signed up to Responsible Cafés.

For more information on the Responsible Cafés initiative visit our Responsible Cafes page or


Last updated on 4 October 2017