WayCup

Reducing single use plastic in Portsmouth

As you may or may not know Squidmoo were successful in winning a crowdfunding campaign to reduce the single use plastic problem we have in Portsmouth. This is one of our new concepts to start working on the issues right here on the south coast.

How long have we all known about the fact that single use paper cups have been a problem? Most people think that they are just made from “paper” but the fact is they have a plastic membrane to keep the coffee/tea from going through the cup and to enable customers to hold the cup.

WE NEED A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT AWAY FROM SINGLE-USE PRODUCTS TO REUSABLE ITEMS

Now that it’s clear the coffee culture is huge and even more so as highlighted with the recent lockdowns, we are pretty close to the water here and who knows how many of these cups are ending up in the sea.

We have a solution. It’s not a new idea, as our parents/grandparents were doing this for years prior to our generation. We believe the city of Portsmouth can be the lead runners in this mission.

We have teamed up with the Final Straw Foundation and we want to roll out ‘The Squidmoo Waycup Scheme’

We need to Wake up to a new way of thinking with the SQUIDMOO WAYCUP SCHEME.

We would like to offer this opportunity to a selection of coffee shops that have similar values to ours.

We are offering this scheme to successful applicants and will provide the first batch of coffee cups to get it started.

The cups are made from bamboo fibre and rice husk and will biodegrade in 1-2 years rather than the 20-30 years that the single-use paper cups disappear in. Also, a key factor is that they are reusable therefore using far fewer actual cups.

Now that it’s clear the coffee culture is huge and even more so as highlighted with the recent lockdowns, we are pretty close to the water here and who knows how many of these cups are ending up in the sea.

We have a solution. It’s not a new idea, as our parents/grandparents were doing this for years prior to our generation. We believe the city of Portsmouth can be the lead runners in this mission.

We have teamed up with the Final Straw Foundation and we want to roll out ‘The Squidmoo Waycup Scheme’

We need to Wake up to a new way of thinking with the SQUIDMOO WAYCUP SCHEME.

We would like to offer this opportunity to a selection of coffee shops that have similar values to ours.

We are offering this scheme to successful applicants and will provide the first batch of coffee cups to get it started.

The cups are made from bamboo fibre and rice husk and will biodegrade in 1-2 years rather than the 20-30 years that the single-use paper cups disappear in. Also, a key factor is that they are reusable therefore using far fewer actual cups.

THE SCHEME

It will be a deposit scheme. We think this is the way forward for reducing the single use coffee cup problem we have in Portsmouth. It will be free for coffee shop owners to apply and start up and they will be available to purchase cups as top up in the future.

Also it won’t cost the consumer anything unless they decide to keep the cup and not return it to a squidmoo partner cafe.

For this to work we would need all successful coffee shops to work together.

We really hope you can help with our mission to get Portsmouth to be plastic free.

TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for the scheme please send an email to squidmoo2020@gmail.com or call 07594763691 stating:

• Reason why your business should qualify (business ethos/values etc)

• Weekly sales of coffee/hot beverages

• Location

Look forward to hearing from and working with you soon.

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