The Chunky Loan Cup System
The Chunky Loan Cup System
We are on a mission to reduce throwaway cups sent to landfill. While many of us try to do the right thing, it can be easy to forget to take your own cup out with us all the time. The Chunky Loan Cup system is a not-for-profit initiative that supports cafés with free membership. It’s an effort to reduce the amount of waste caused by the use of single use coffee cups.
HOW IT WORKS FOR CUSTOMERS
If you forgot your own cup just borrow one of ours! Pay the participating café $10 as a refundable deposit for the use of the loan cup.
You can then choose to bring the cup back to be used for your next coffee or swap it for a clean one. Alternatively, you can bring back the cup in return for your deposit.
The cups can be returned to any participating location, not just the café it came from, and we also have return points in hotels and at KAPA Queenstown Airport.
Use the map at the top on this page to to find a return point.
HOW IT WORKS FOR CAFE'S
Customers pay your café $10 as a refundable deposit for the use of the Loan Cup. You can choose if you want to offer them any discount on the cost of the coffee. The customer can either bring the clean cup back to be used for their next coffee or if they have a dirty cup they can swap it for a clean one. The customer can also choose to bring their cup back for the return of their deposit.
WHAT IS IT?
The Chunky Loan Cup is a double walled, stainless steel cup with a silicone lid designed for easy dishwasher cleaning.
WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THE CUP?
• Stainless steel, double-walled cup keeps drinks—not fingers—piping hot
• No need for cardboard sleeves
• Sumptuous 3mm drinking edge for a better coffee-drinking experience (and to keep the barista happy)
• Pretty much Hulk-proof. These are tough cups.
• Dishwasher safe
• Open drinking hole in the lid, so there are no odour-causing, flavour-impacting
particles getting stuck in nooks and crannies. Gross.
• Full end-of-life recycling by Chunky. We mean this, no BS. You can read more
about our Chunky Recycling Initiative here.
WANT TO HELP?
Our system in not for profit. Well, it actually costs us quite a lot! We do know that the system benefits our participants financially through savings in not using single use cups (not to mention all of the non financial benefits!) So if you want to contribute, we won't say no :) Please contact us to see what option might suit you, from sponsorship, to one off donations or regular contributions.
Are you passionate about reducing throwaway cups and fan of the reuse revolution? We need your help! We can't be physically everywhere, but we do believe in the importance of human connection, if you feel you align with our values and mission, please reach out. You can be the next Chunky Ambassador in your town or city. We are just wondering... who's going to be the first single-use cup free town in Aotearoa?
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Are you a café or hotel or a good human and want to know more? Download the information here or contact Sofi at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to work side by side with you on our mission to reduce throwaway cups, be better humans, and always drink good coffee.
DO YOU HAVE MORE IDEAS?
We are always open to help as we can, please email Sofi if you would like to join our mission in a different way. Let's make it work!