The Plastic Free Places project started as a means to help cafes eliminate and reduce problem single use plastics. We will continue to do this. However, we also encourage cafes to switch to reusable alternatives where they could. We now want to ramp up that agenda.
We’re on a mission to make reusables the ONLY option.We’re doing some amazing things across the country to mobilise support for the reusables movement. These include:
- A video case study of RAC Arena in Perth, telling the story of their reusable cup system.
- A guide to help businesses on how to talk to their customers about reusables.
- Our first reusable community in Port Douglas (Qld). We’re setting up a reuse swap system for coffee cups between hotels and local cafes, as well as expanding the local water reuse networks. Supported by the Qld State Government and Douglas Shire Council, it’s due to launch in March.
- A big behaviour change project in the Qld Government’s Department of Environment and Science building in Brisbane to introduce a reusable system that also connects in with the local cafés to create a new reusable workplace culture. We're currently collecting all the baseline data to launch the on-ground component in February.
- A smaller scale version for the office in the Tasmanian Government’s Lands Building in Hobart.
What can you do to help?
BYO and please actively support businesses trying to do the right thing! They often tell us they feel their efforts are not noticed by their customers, though people are quick to complain. Let’s even this out and let our locals know we appreciate their efforts. It makes a difference.
See our Plastic Free Places website for more information on our projects.