Conscious Cup Campaign - South Dublin County Council
The Conscious Cup Campaign aims to reduce the use of disposable cups in organisations around the country, and is a partnership between VOICE and the Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Office.
South Dublin County Council has been actively promoting this initiative and introduced the campaign into Café Coco in County Hall in February 2017, where customers using a reusable cup can avail of a 10 cent discount.
The council is also encouraging all cafés in the area to participate in the campaign, and also facilitated a meeting with the Conscious Cup Campaign representatives and the local Tidy Towns Network, in order to boost engagement locally.
Also, as part of the Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN), the council has made a submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in relation to the proposed introduction of a levy on disposable cups.
In June 2018, SDCC partnered with Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and the EPA to launch the ‘Don’t be Dick’ campaign, which highlighted how careless actions can have serious consequences on the environment, and encouraged consumers to think about their coffee drinking habits in a new way. The campaign ran for three weeks across across radio, Dublin Bus, cinema, digital and social media channels.