What would it take to make Melbourne go post-disposable?
It’s coming; the post-disposable world. What will it look like, and what will it take to get us there? As a city obsessed with the caffeinated beans, we are well placed to be the first city in the world to enjoy our sustainable coffee and commit to banning the disposable cup. And it’s not just cups – our throw-away society is in retrograde and we think it’s time for a change. How might government, the city, business owners and consumers collaborate to implement this initiative? What are the actions we need to take to ban single-use convenience objects? This is your chance to get hands on and creative with KeepCup and Today Design to ideate, jam and hack ideas to help implement this groundbreaking proposition.
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This event is part of From the Ground Up: An Exploration of Food, Hospitality and Technology in Melbourne – a day of programming dedicated to understanding the role Melbourne plays in the wider conversation around food and innovation. Check out the full visual schedule, or download a text version.
Abigail Forsyth is a leader in the global campaign to promote sustainability. As the co-founder and managing director of KeepCup, known worldwide for its bright, bold and instantly recognisable reusable cups, Abigail is passionate about improving the take-up of sustainable alternatives to disposable and single use items.
Following a successful career as a solicitor at a boutique Melbourne law firm, Abigail and her brother Jamie set up their own chain of cafes across the city. Alarmed by the amount of disposable packaging being wasted, Abigail started her search for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way to serve food, and the concept of KeepCup soon became a reality.