Choose to reuse

Choose to reuse a coffee cup

Thank you to all our residents who have taken the pledge and received their reusable coffee cup. All 8,000 coffee cups have now been claimed. If everyone who claimed their cup remembers to use it once a week, together we can keep 416,000 disposable coffee cups out of landfill each year.

When you leave home, remember: keys, wallet, phone, cup!

Choose to reuse tips

Choosing to reuse is simply about taking small steps towards a low-waste lifestyle. Our community has already started on this journey by swapping from single-use plastic bags to ones that can be reused.

Now that we have taken that step, we can continue to look for simple ways to reduce waste by replacing other disposable items with reusable ones.

We'd love to hear about changes that you've made to replace single-use items with reusable ones. Help spread the word and share your 'choose to reuse' tip with us to go in to the monthly draw for a chance to win a reuse prize pack.

We'll select the most creative tips and share them on this page!

How to enter

Email your best 'choose to reuse' tip to using the Subject line: 'Choose to reuse'. To go into the prize draw, make sure to include your full name, address and a contact phone number along with your tip. For privacy reasons, tips will be published on this page with first name and suburb only.

Please note the prize draw is open to Newcastle residents only. Residents are welcome to enter each month with a new tip.