Bring your own cup

Reduce waste & support reforestation with every cup saved!

ATTENTION: On August 31, 2022, BYO will close operations. Read more on our IG:

This website will continue to exist until Feb 2023. Feel free to browse to learn more about our work. If you have any questions about the project, please reach out at the address found on our Contact page.

Why BYO?  

With BYO, never again doubt the power of small, everyday actions.
For coffee and bubble tea drinkers, track your positive impact with the app and see how individual actions can accumulate to meaningful collective impact. For cafes, show your community how you’re stepping up to be a sustainability leader.

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How does BYO work?

BYO is an app that encourages customers to bring their own cup through a reward system — enhancing the bring-your-own-cup experience.

1. Download the App
Create an account on the app for free

2. Bring your own cup
Visit a participating cafe with your favourite reusable cup in hand

3. Scan for points
When purchasing a drink, scan a QR code provided by the staff

4. Every 5 cups = 1 tree
Support reforestation with every cup saved

5. Get rewarded
Work towards unlocking discounts and goodies!


Vancouver throws away 2.6 million cups every week

Produce. Use. Dispose.

This linear resource-intensive system fuelled by society’s convenience culture has normalized single-use containers at the expense of ecosystems and human health. From recycling to bioplastics, current solutions sustain the linear status quo without addressing why we are producing disposables in the first place. One solution that we don’t see being leveraged enough, however, is encouraging people to bring their own cups. That’s what we want to do at BYO.

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 Download the app 

  iOS users: App Store

 Android users: Google Play


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