Our services

Coffee Cups

Easy, convenient reusable service. You take a cup, pay a $5 deposit fee and enjoy! Thank you to our amazing partners all around Victoria who offer our service.

Containers

Our next dream is to introduce a reusable take-out container service in the city. Get your lunch to go, enjoy it and take back the container. Easy and sustainable!

Events & Community

We believe that Nulla cups should be available at your favorite festivals, at the hotel where you are staying, at the cruise ship terminal for visitors. Please connect with us to share ideas!

HOW IT WORKS?

Step 1

Visit a partner coffee shop and ask for your Nulla cup . Pay a $5 refundable deposit.

Step 2

Enjoy your drink to go or to stay! Feel good about reducing waste.

Step 3

Reuse your Nulla cup, get a freshly cleaned one at any partner location or return it to get a refund. Share your experience online using #nullavictoria!

ABOUT US

Every great dream begins with a dreamer – Harriet Tubman

Caroline & Nancy had an idea about a year ago to start a reusable service with coffee cups and containers in our lovely city, Victoria BC. We had the opportunity to participate in Synergy Sustainability’s Project Zero Incubator Program and start our venture. We want people to have a green and convenient option when they order to-go drinks or food.

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Meetings in Progress
Coffee Shops Partners we wish to partner with
Happy Customers

What Community partners say

“We are so excited for the Nulla project to take flight!! A reusable cup and container program is exactly what Victoria needs to drastically reduce the amount of single-use waste in our city. The vision and leadership Nulla is demonstrating is a beautiful example of what can be done to to protect our environment and change consumer behaviours, one container at a time!”

Paula & Nairn
Zero Waste Emporium Owners

Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island is stoked on this project. Each year up to 15,000 coffee cups are collected off of Canadian shorelines and locally remain one of the top items we collect off our local beaches every month. So we know first hand that this initiative will make a direct impact for good! Thank you Nulla for bringing this project to Victoria!

Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island
Chapter Manager

FAQ

WHERE CAN I RETURN MY CUP?

Yes, cups can be returned to any participating Nulla Project partners in exchange of a clean cup, $5 or a token (only at certain locations)

CAN I KEEP MY CUP?

Yes, you can keep your cup! We do encourage all customers to keep cups in circulation. They are durable and will last for 300 uses on average.

WHAT ARE THE CUPS MADE OF?

Nulla cups are made of reusable and recyclable polypropylene. They are double-all insulated cups to protect your fingers from heat, BPA free and dishwasher safe.

ARE DAMAGED OR INCOMPLETE CUPS REFUNDABLE?

Damaged or incomplete cups will not be eligible for a refund. You can contact us directly at info@thenullaproject.ca to return your damaged or incomplete cups. We will ensure they are repurposed or recycled at the end of life. 

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

Despite our very best efforts, we were unable to source a local manufacturer at this time, but we are working on it. Our cups are manufactured in North America in a unionized factory, which is top tier of ethical sourcing. They were sourced by a Vancouver B Corporation company.

WHY ARE NULLA CUPS THE BEST OPTION?

Nulla cups are reusable, durable and easily recyclable at end of their life. They can be reused 300 times on average. That’s a lot better than single-use cups which are often not recycled and have an average lifespan of 13 minutes!

With the Nulla cup program, you can feel great about reducing waste without having to worry about remembering to bring your travel mug or even cleaning it.