If one of your new year's resolutions is to kick your disposable cup habit (to say nothing of your caffeine addiction), then Westfield Sydney would like to help. For five mornings from Monday, January 15, the CBD shopping centre is giving away 800 free reusable cups made by Melbourne-based design company Frank Green, as well as free coffee from Fratelli Fresh and Guylianto go inside them.
The bonanza will last all week and, to take advantage of it, all you have to do is pledge, via a social media post, to stick with your permanent vessel and give up buying disposables. Due to the regular cups' waterproof plastic film, they can't be recycled in the standard recycling system and, at the moment, Australians toss out around one billion of them a year.
The Frank Green 'SmartCup' is an Aussie-designed and Aussie-made creation. If you haven't used one before, they're spill-proof, workable with just one hand and made of BPA-free non-toxic materials and comes in a range of colour combos. Plus, it's fitted with some whizzbang tech, which lets you pay for your coffee, find your favourite cafe and pre-order. They usually RRP at around $30–35.
The giveaway will take place each morning between 7.30–10.30am on Monday, January 15 till Friday, January 19 inside Westfield Sydney, corner Pitt and Market streets, Sydney. For more info, visit the Westfield website.