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Tiny café in regional Victoria impresses other businesses with their eco-friendly coffee shop holder invention Old boxes get new lease on life as coffee-cup holders, reducing waste Plastic milk lids are recycled to make prosthetic limbs for children  Facebook post is shared by thousands of people around the world More than 4400 cafes join movement to reduce plastic waste, refill cups 

By Alison Bevege For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:51 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 05:53 GMT, 2 December 2019

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A small café in country Victoria has mpressed thousands of people across the world with an impressive recycling idea.

Tatura in Victoria's Goulburn Valley was previously known for dairy farming, World War II internment camps and an October grass fire that burnt 2000 tyres and some hay bales.

But the sleepy town has been thrust to the international stage by café owner Michelle Keen who began recycling milk cartons as coffee trays at Coffee+Tatura.

Coffee+Tatura staff member Rachel Palmer shows how the café uses its popular cup holders

Coffee+Tatura staff member Rachel Palmer shows how the café uses its popular cup holders

A café in a tiny country Victorian town has stepped onto the world stage with its enthusiastic recycling of milk cartons as coffee cup holders as thousands join the move to reduce waste

A café in a tiny country Victorian town has stepped onto the world stage with its enthusiastic recycling of milk cartons as coffee cup holders as thousands join the move to reduce waste

Ms Keen's café shot to fame after she posted a photo of the recycling innovation to FaceBook, where it became an immediate hit. 

More than 6300 people shared the Facebook post after it was uploaded on Thursday - more than the entire 4670-strong population of Tatura.

'It's gone viral - I've been contacted by people in Ireland,' Ms Keen told Daily Mail Australia on Monday.

'It's great - I'm so happy I can't believe it. I never expected it to go that far.' 

Ms Keen, 55, and her café are also about to appear on national television after news outlet Nine News visited on Monday along with other media

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