Cafes Forced To Resort To Disposable Coffee Cups Again, Raising Environmental Worries


Australians are rallying around their local cafes, but it has come at a cost: bins stuffed to the brim with single-use coffee cups.

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Daniel Milky saw business at his family’s cafe at Norwood in Adelaide’s east plummet by 80 per cent.

Determined not to succumb to a business crisis, he rolled up his sleeves and kept the doors open.

However, he — like other operators — could only offer takeaway coffee and food.

“Customers will come in and promise ‘I’m going to buy a coffee from you every day’,” he said.

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