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Choose to Reuse: Participate in the Banff Borrows Reusable Cup Program

In a 2023 Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Audit of public garbage bins in Banff, 18% of the waste was attributed to single-use cups. This equated to approximately 1000+ throw away coffee cups per day.

As a national park community, we are taking a coordinated approach to reusables, starting with cups. Join Wildflour, Little Wild, Second Cup, Sudden Sally, Downtown Sally, and the Rimrock Resort Hotel in being part of the solution to reducing waste in the national park with the Banff Borrow Reusable Cup Program.

What is this program?

The Banff Borrows Reusable Cup Program is a new program that will help reduce waste in Banff National Park. This is an opportunity for Banff businesses who serve to-go beverages in disposable cups to offer visitors and residents the option of a reusable cup if they do not have their own.

How can your business get involved?

If you are a Banff business that would like to participate in this initiative, please complete the form on the operators' page.

Sign Up

As an incentive to participate, the Town of Banff will pay for all Banff business subscription fees until the end of the pilot phase in December 2024.

Learn more about the program and how your visitors can borrow reusable cups here.

In the pursuit of significant waste reduction and the advancement of destination sustainability this initiative is supported by the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, Town of Banff, Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and Muuse.

Published 2024-03-04