Our cup network exists to provide increasingly conscious customers a real fix for disposable cups.
We want to see independent businesses and their customers working together to free where they live from single-use cups!
The Orbit Cups Network is run by Greenways Dundee CIC, a registered social enterprise supporting everyday sustainability.
Our cups are just one part of what we do. We believe that it should be easier for people to live a greener life, in simple, everyday ways. So we're developing a range of services to make this change happen.
Originally from Dundee, Caroline spent a couple of years living in Auckland, New Zealand with her young family. Her Scottish frugality came into its own and she challenged herself to live with less and make or grow what wasn't already available.
Community gardening, knitting groups, preserving foods, worm farming and making her own household products soon became everyday activities. And the coffee. Lots of coffee from lots of indy, trendy, high-quality small businesses.
She spotted reusable cup schemes going on in the South Island during a campervan trip and immediately saw their potential to reduce waste and challenge the single-use culture that was taking over the world.
She moved back home, raring to share her knowledge and recipes, and make greener living easier for everyone.
And there was that time she got a hole-in-one at dinosaur-themed crazy golf. Best day ever.
Though still in its early days, Greenways has had support from some lovely people and businesses.
From helping out at workshops, volunteering at clean-ups and providing welcoming venues for our customers, we've been lucky enough to come across some very passionate, generous people.
Greenways runs a series of small-group, hands-on workshop events for people to get together, discuss their frustrations (and solutions!) and get stuck in to making their own products to use at home.
We have a love of cleaning up where we live! We run monthly litter picks in Dundee and help organise local beach cleans through our Surfers Against Sewage link.
Click below to see a video of some picking!
We are always looking to expand the network of groups and individuals that we work with.
We are committed to reinvesting any profits into our aims and are happy to discuss events at schools, workplaces and other organisations, to tap into your potential for playing your part in addressing environmental issues, everyday.
Greenways Dundee CIC exists to make living more sustainably a real option for people in and near Dundee.
We want to inspire local people to take personal responsibility for their environmental impact and to have renewed confidence in reusing, repairing and making their own.
We will lead and support local campaigns to empower sustainability. We want to build an enterprise that the city can be proud of and effect long-lasting, positive change.
An Expert Panel report supports our disposable cup use and littering statistics and is available here. The Panel also recommends that the Scottish Government introduce a charge on single-use cups of 20-25p.
For details of the carbon emissions associated with our UK-made cups, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you what you need.
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