2GoCup, an initiative committed to reducing single-use plastic waste whilst also benefitting local businesses, and supported by Wicklow County Council, has announced the successful launch of its sustainable coffee cup program in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.
Participating businesses will integrate reusable cups into their daily operations, offering customers an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. These specially designed cups can be used repeatedly and can be picked up or dropped off at any of the four outlets.
Used cups are cleaned and sanitised for reuse and, after each use, customers can choose to take a fresh cup or have the small deposit paid at the outset returned to them.
Welcoming the initiative, Cllr Aoife Flynn-Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, added “The launch of 2GoCup in Enniskerry exemplifies Wicklow County Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It was inspiring to see businesses and the community come together to address the plastic waste challenge and work towards a more circular economy.”
Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Emer O’Gorman, stated: “Wicklow County Council is proud to support initiatives like 2GoCup that actively contribute to reducing plastic waste and fostering sustainable communities. This project exemplifies the positive impact of collaboration between local businesses and the Council.”
The project marks another step forward in the creation of a viable circular economy within the community.
Cllr Melanie Corrigan, Cathaoirleach, Bray Municipal District emphasised: “2GoCup not only benefits the environment but also strengthens the sense of community in Enniskerry. It’s a wonderful initiative that aligns with our shared goal of preserving our natural surroundings.”
Kevin Murphy, CEO of 2GoCup, said he was excited to collaborate with Wicklow County Council on the initiative, adding: ‘Independent businesses are the heartbeat of every great town. We’re delighted to be working with four incredible businesses who want to further our 2GoCup system across their community. We look forward to seeing this impact over the coming months.”
The four cafes involved are:
- Bear Paw Deli
- Kingfishers Kitchen