Multiple local cafes join reusable coffee cup program across Toronto

Dec 13 2019, 8:35 am

New Year’s Resolution are the name, and sustainability is the game.

It’s the time of year when everyone is looking at ways to be a little bit better, and one new Toronto-based program is offering an easy way to do just that.

Reego, the city’s first reusable takeout cup and lid program, has partnered with various coffee shops in the city’s west end to make lessening your carbon footprint just a little more accessible.

The program is currently in pilot-mode in four Toronto neighbourhoods: Baby Point, Junction Triangle, The Junction, and Roncesvalles. How it works is three straightforward Rs — but not the ones you’ve grown used to.

All you need to do is Request, Return, and Repeat.

 

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First, ask for a Reego cup when you order your drink. You’ll put down a $5 deposit, which will get you a cup and lid.

Once you’ve finished your drink, you can return or swap your cup and lid at any of the pilot’s participating businesses.

Finally, the next time you order, you can do it all again. Locations that are part of the program will collect, wash, sanitize, and reuse your cup and lid.

 

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According to the Reego’s website, if just 1% of Toronto’s takeout coffees were served in reusable cups instead of single-use disposables, over seven million disposable cups and lids would be spared from landfills and oceans.

Here’s where you’ll be able to test out the new initiative:

Junction Triangle Neighbourhood

Alcove Coffee — 34 Cawthra Avenue
Hale Coffee — 300 Campbell Avenue
Hounslow’s House — 70A Hounslow Heath Road
Lourdes Coffee — 1867 Davenport Road
Wallace Espresso — 1642 Dupont Street
Wallace Espresso — 188 Wallace Avenue

The Junction Neighbourhood

UB Social Cafe & General Store — 3015 Dundas Street West

Baby Point Neighbourhood

Golden Gecko Coffee — 282 Jane Street

Roncesvalles Neighbourhood

Extra Butter Coffee — 283 Roncesvalles Avenue
Fantail Bakery+Cafe — 333 Roncesvalles Avenue