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Simply Cups: our commitment to environmental sustainability

PKF Sydney & Newcastle is committed to environmentally sustainable practices. We have joined forces with recycling initiative Simply Cups Australia, to address the challenge of single-use coffee cup waste in the office environment. Between both offices, over 15,000 paper cups have now been saved from landfill, a number that will continue to rise.

Since 2017, Simply Cups has been at the forefront of single-use cup recycling, saving over 34 million cups which is enough to fill 685 tram loads full of landfill. This approach involves collecting the cups and utilising cutting-edge technologies to transform them into upcycled products such as outdoor furniture, traffic solutions, and road resurfacing materials.

We have had a long and demonstrated history of our commitment to a more sustainable future, promoting sustainability practices in the workplace and community. The installation of collection tubes within staff kitchens provided a simple yet effective solution enabling team members to conveniently dispose of their single-use coffee cups in designated recycling bins.

The partnership between PKF and Simply Cups has not only contributed to a cleaner environment and upcycled products but has also raised awareness among our employees about the importance of sustainable practices and the environmental impacts of our decisions. Practical initiatives serve as a constant reminder of the firm's commitment and dedication to reducing waste, a goal we have stood by through our actions and commitment to a better, more sustainable world.

Our partnership with Simply Cups has resulted in the teams’ single-use coffee cups being repurposed into garden beds, sustainable building material, reusable coffee cups and reusable drink trays, to name a few!

Our commitment to environmental sustainability highlights the positive impact that businesses can make by supporting environmentally sustainable initiatives - all while enjoying a good coffee.

PKF Sydney & Newcastle’s Managing Director, Bob Bell said that now more than ever, businesses need to step up and commit to environmental sustainability practices.

As a business, it’s vital that we embrace an ESG framework and act accordingly. We are dedicated to making impactful changes for our teams, our families and our local communities.

Through our support, Simply Cups has been able to invest in innovative recycling technologies for paper cups. These simple actions, all add up to help the bigger picture of a cleaner, safer more sustainable world.

Your business can make a difference too. Head to Simply Cups to become a Cup Collector like us, today.

PKF. Sipping coffee responsibly and sustainably.

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