Doing Our Bit for the Environment

Small actions can initiate big change and when it's this easy to help the earth, why would you not?  Here are just a few initiatives we are undertaking to reduce our global footprint!

Again Again Cup Deposit Lending Scheme

Drink coffee and save the planet at the same time!  We are happy to offer our customers, a cup lending scheme as an alternative to single-use takeaway cups.  Unlike our biodegradable and compostable single use cups - most of which are never recycled or composted, this cup lending scheme designs out waste by providing a fleet of reusable stainless steel cups available by deposit and return, enabling coffee drinkers anywhere to save the planet with every convenient, guilt-free sip.

We believe with just a 20% customer uptake at our Coffee Roastery at 42 Victoria Ave and the Coffee Container at 138 Kaimanawa St, the number of single-use biodegradable/compostable takeaway cups that could be diverted from landfill each year could reach 20,000 in the first year.

 How does the scheme work?

  1. Customers order takeout coffee as normal and ask for an Again Again cup.
  2. They pay a fully refundable $3 deposit to check out the cup.
  3. They drink their coffee and return the cup at their convenience to any café in the Again Again network nationwide, getting their full $3 back, or simply swap the cup for a clean one next time.
  4. If they forget the cup, they pay the $3 to borrow another cup.  At some point in the future, they can bring the whole stack back and get a refund of all of their deposits.  Read more here...


Cup Deposit Lending Scheme

20,000 - the number of cups we could divert from landfill in just the first year

Cups ready to be borrowed - just fill with coffee and you're good to go

Cheers - Here's to the Again Again cup lending scheme

'Returns' that have been swapped for a clean cup

Wholesale Customers don't Need Bags - "We'll Have Bins please"...



Brew Union Brewing Co

Manawatu & TRC Toyota

Clean, Used Espresso Grinds - great for the garden...

Coffee Roasting By-product - Chaff used at Chicken Farm...






Closed Loop Recycling - Milk Bottles to Milk Crates...

Working with PNCC to compost our biodegradeable cups...



Our takeaway cups are completely bio degradable and compostable, however we know that a lot of the time our cups unfortunately don’t end up in the right facility to be correctly broken down. That’s why we are working with Palmerston North City Council to ensure our cups go to the right place! Every week our used takeaway cups are collected from the Roastery by the PNCC and taken to the correct facility to ensure they are broken down.  So next time you're in, look out for the labeled bin to put your takeaway cups in and help us help the earth!