Stats and facts

Do you know most disposable coffee cups are not recyclable and can take up to 50 years to break down in landfill? Across our four campuses, Monash throws away more than 760,000 single disposable coffee cups every year, which is enough to fill 20 trams. It’s time to ditch the disposables and bring your own cup, dine in or use the new borrow cups on campus.

Read more about disposable cups stats and facts on the Campus initiatives website.


Buy a reusable KeepCup and get a free coffee during the KeepCup Happy Hour initiative.

Many on-campus cafes provide a BYOC coffee discount. Save your money and save the planet!

Artichoke + WhitebaitClayton10 cents off
Cafe MonsuCaulfieldFree upgrade from a small to a regular coffee
Church of Secular CoffeeClayton20 cents off
Cinque LireClayton10 cents off
Coffee PointClayton10 cents off
Grafali’sClayton20 cents off
JP’s Espresso LabClayton20 cents off
Soul KitchenParkville20 cents off
SupernaturalClayton10 cents off


BorrowCup is back in 2019 at Nesso Café in the Learning and Teaching Building, with more locations to come soon! Get your coffee in a reusable BorrowCup. Once finished, you can just drop the cups off in any of the special collection bins located across the campus, or at participating cafes.

If you're looking for more information, or you're interested in getting involved as a BorrowCup volunteer, visit the BorrowCup Facebook page and shoot us a message.

For more information, please visit the Monash Sustainability website.