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Coffee Cup Revolution

October 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Coffee Cup Revolution

Every year, thanks to sponsorship and community support, Binners’ Project hosts the Coffee Cup Revolution to demonstrate what a coffee refund system can achieve as well as openly dialogue how binning can support green communities, and vice versa.

Last year, 175 binners collected 49,060 cups off Vancouver streets in just 4 hours.  

In the process, Binners’ Projects engaged thousands of people across the province in an open conversation about green inclusive cities. 

Here’s how we do it

The pop-up depot (11:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Binners’ Project members design, set-up, and run the depot that serves 150+ binners, who exchange 50,000+ cups for 5¢ a cup, administering thousands of dollars in refunds.

The roundtable discussions (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) 
Parallel to the depot, four binners will pair with four community leader to co-facilitate open discussions between binners, planners, organizations, and the public on a variety of topics related to green, inclusive economies. (Speakers and topics for the 2017 event will be announced shortly.)

The depot garners considerable community and media interest before, during, and well after the event, propelling our year-round educational work on waste diversion and economic inclusion, especially as it relates to coffee cups.


Victory Square Park
200 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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