COFFEE CUP REVOLUTION
THURSDAY OCTOBER 28, 2021
The Diverters' Foundation is proud to host, for the first time in Victoria, a Coffee Cup Revolution in partnership with Vancouver's Binners' Project.
WHAT IS THE COFFEE CUP REVOLUTION?
Following in the footsteps of Binners’ Project, who have successfully hosted a Coffee Cup Revolution in Vancouver for the past six years, the Diverters’ Foundation is aiming to collect 30,000 disposable cups at our own pop-up depot on October 28th! That is a half ton of garbage diverted from the landfill!
At this pop-up depot, Diverters and members of the community will receive a refund of 10 cents for each cup returned.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE COFFEE CUP REVOLUTION?
This event aims to raise awareness about the lack of a permanent refund on disposable coffee cups in BC. Each day, thousands of cups are disposed of in the garbage instead of being recycled.
Coffee Cup Revolutions in Victoria and Vancouver aim to demonstrate the need for a refund to promote recycling of coffee cups, and ultimately diverting them from the landfill. This work will keep trash off our city streets and create a new revenue stream for Diverters.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE COFFEE CUP REVOLUTION HAPPENING?
The pop-up depot will be operating on October 28th, 2021 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. To respect the community surrounding the depot, we are asking people not to gather around the location prior to 11:00am. Everyone will be able to receive a refund.
The pop-up depot will be located at the back parking lot of Victoria High School off Gladstone Ave., up from the intersection of Chambers St. and Gladstone Ave.
BECOME A SPONSOR!
The Coffee Cup Revolution is possible thanks to the financial help from organizations, and local businesses and foundations.
Learn more about becoming a sponsor, check out our CCR Sponsorship Package.
If you are interested in supporting our first Coffee Cup Revolution, you can contact the Diverters' Foundation Coordinator at: diverterpickup(at)gmail(dot)com
HOW DOES THE POP-UP DEPOT WORK?
Everyone looking for a refund will line up and proceed to one of our processing tables. We ask that people divide their cups in stacks of 50 cups for counting purposes. To ensure everyone receives a refund, we are limiting each refund to a maximum of 400 cups (that's $40!!). If you have more cups, you can go to the back of the line and get another refund.
WHAT IS THE COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN FOR THE EVENT?
With the safety of our Diverters and members of the community being a priority, masks will be mandatory for the event, and we will ask everyone to social distance in the pop-up depot line up. If you don't have a mask, don't worry, we will have disposable masks on site for you.
We also have backup plans in place if pandemic restrictions change closer to the event. We will be doing our best to prevent the cancellation of the Coffee Cup Revolution due to COVID-19, acknowledging the time Diverters will spend on collecting disposable cups leading up the event.