Discarded coffee cups are becoming a huge problem for Australia. We throw away around 100,000 cups every single hour, and they’re piling up in ugly landfills all across the country.

If this sounds like a disaster (and it should), maybe it’s time to think about how you can change your coffee-drinking habits and play a more positive role.

Option one: park it. Any barista will tell you coffee tastes better out of porcelain. So sit, relax and take the time to really appreciate your brew.

Option two: try a reusable cup. Larry & Ladd in Regent Arcade recently introduced a $1 discount for customers bringing their own takeaway cups. “A few of our regulars have been coming in with KeepCups for a while,” says owner Jeremy Downey. “We thought it was time to rewarded them for it – and hopefully it will encourage other people to do the same.” Other cafes offer similar incentives. Brad Nixon of Young Street’s Elementary is pushing his customers to embrace the trend, offering pumped-up discounts for all of June.

There’s even a new Adelaide City Council initiative in the works, aimed at empowering businesses to offer discounts. Participating cafes can score $200 by providing regular discounts, and another one-off $500 boon is being offered to tempt operators into adopting compostable cups. Those already serving in approved cups will receive $200 as a pat on the back.

Pick up a reusable cup, bring some porcelain from home, or pinch Sheryl’s favourite mug from the office kitchen and head to these enviro-conscious cafes across Adelaide.

Larry & Ladd, CBD
$1 off

Mama Jambo, CBD
$1 off

Coffee Institute, Walkerville
$1 off

Elementary Coffee, CBD
80c off (large), 50c off (regular) for June only, then 20c ongoing

Cafe Troppo, CBD
70c off

Comida Catering Co, CBD
Discount 50c off

The Henry Austin, CBD
50c off

Seafaring Fool, CBD
50c off

Depot Cafe, CBD
Get your 10th coffee free

By Blackbird, Goodwood
50c off

Pave Cafe, Norwood
50c off

Hawker Street, Bowden
50c off

Five Little Figs, Payneham
50c off

Bond & Lane, Colonel Light Gardens
50c off

Organic Market & Cafe, Stirling
50c off

Nettle & Knead, Malvern
50c off

Patio Coffee Roasters, Glandore
40c off

Brick & Mortar, Norwood
30c off

Dutch Coffee Lab, Port Adelaide
30c off

Drummer Boy, Port Adelaide
30c off

E for Ethel, North Adelaide
20c off

Trouble and Strife, Goodwood
20c off

Pickle in the Middle, Unley
20c off

Karma & Crow, Richmond
10 per cent off

Visit responsiblecafes.org for participating cafes around Australia.