Global Cup Libraries Project Launches at White’s Mill and Grind

Excitement filled the air at White’s Mill and Grind in Mundaring this past Saturday, February 24th, as the community gathered to celebrate the launch of the Global Cup Libraries project.

Our Kinds Team

March 7, 2024

This collaborative effort, led by Our Kinds and the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), marks a significant step forward in sustainability initiatives ahead of WA's plastic ban stage 2.

Local residents, thrilled about the new library, had the opportunity to engage with the project and show their support. Among the attendees was Paige McNeil, President of the Shire of Mundaring, who joined in backing this innovative endeavour.

The Global Cup Libraries project, a joint venture between Our Kinds and EMRC, aims to combat single-use waste while championing local cafes and businesses. Participating cafes, including White’s Mill and Grind, will offer a variety of options to patrons, such as serving coffee in reusable mugs, compostable cups, or encouraging customers to bring their own.

Karen Monaghan, CEO of Our Kinds (front right), meets with Paige McNeil, President of the Shire of Mundaring (front left), along with Tony and Karen Whitcomb.

At the heart of the project lies a commitment to sustainability and community empowerment. Through the initiative, cafes across EMRC's jurisdiction will receive support, including staff training and social media assistance, to effectively communicate the benefits of reuse to customers.

A standout feature of the project is its regenerative economy approach, exemplified by a strategic collaboration with Good Sammy Enterprises. By repurposing second-hand cups at scale, the project not only reduces waste but also creates opportunities for disability employment, showcasing a holistic approach to sustainability.

The White's team take a breath after a fast and furious service

Local cafes are invited to join the movement towards sustainability, with Our Kinds encouraging a gradual transition to reusable alternatives. The launch of the Global Cup Libraries project signifies a collective commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable living, with EMRC, Our Kinds, participating cafes, and the community driving positive change towards a greener tomorrow.

For more information on the Global Cup Libraries project and how to get involved, please contact Karen Monaghan, Co-Founder, and CEO of Our Kinds at

Together, let's make every sip count towards a more sustainable future.

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