We're not okay with 1,024,000 disposable takeaway cups ending up in Wanaka's landfills each year.
We're local baristas, who have channeled their passions into changing something simple: how you drink your daily brew. This basic idea slowly evolved into WANAKUP - a charitable trust, launched right here in Wanaka in April 2019.
Stemming from our in-depth knowledge of Environmental & Social sciences as well as our extensive hospitality experience, Wanakup was founded with a clear mission: to reduce the daily waste generated at cafes and events by providing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to takeaway cups.
We’re really keen to preserve our beautiful home, and hope that a small change in a small town like this could help spark others to do the same in their own home town.
What else were up to...
Wanakup will provide a free mug library for any cafes or vendors that want to get on board with choosing to re-use.
We've recently been catering for a number of South Island street, beer and art festivals as well as local parties and weddings. But don't worry, there's no event so small that you need to be wasteful. You can contact us for any of your reusable needs - from school fetes to football games, we can help make your event sustainable.