WHAT WE NEED ARE WHOLE COMMUNITIES TAKING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING, WITH A FOCUS ON LONG LASTING SOLUTIONS.
Our Plastic Free Places program works in communities to directly reduce single-use plastic packaging items and to empower communities to make lasting changes towards a circular economy. The program focuses on six plastic items commonly found in litter - straws, coffee cups/lids, takeaway containers, food ware (cups, plates, cutlery etc.), bags and water bottles.
How the program works
In a nutshell, we work directly with food retailers, events, markets, and other organisations and assist them to switch from single-use plastics to better alternatives, such as reusable (preferred) or compostable items.
But that's just the beginning. We also work with council, suppliers, manufacturers, waste transport operators and composters to deliver real solutions to businesses and to the community.
SOUNDS SIMPLE? THAT'S BECAUSE WE WORK HARD TO MAKE IT LOOK THAT WAY!
Most of our work to successfully run the program occurs behind the scenes. Ensuring that the right partnerships are in place, addressing barriers to transition, facilitating composting solutions and providing the right advice and value to businesses is fundamental to our success.