Zero-Waste Initiative

Returnr X St. ALi 

Returnr, St. Ali and The Big Design Market collaborated to deliver zero-waste takeaway coffee to visitors at The Big Design Market Sydney 2019. It is estimated that over 5,000 disposable coffee cups were diverted from landfill by the initiative.

So how does it work? Returnr’s coffee cup is free to use. Customers are required to pay a $6 deposit, redeemable once the cup is returned at The Big Design Market, or when the cup is returned (outside The Big Design Market) to a Returnr partner café in Sydney – Returnr is rolling out nationally and currently has four Sydney CBD café locations accepting Returnr coffee cups. To find out more, visit

We're encouraging visitors to bring their own reusable coffee cups to The Big Design Market, or partake in the Returnr coffee cup system. Returnr & St. Ali will be selling reusable coffee cup lids during The Big Design Market for $5.85 and encouraging users to enjoy their coffee at the market without a lid.