WHY YOU SHOULD BE A PLASTIC FREE PLACE
With the current focus on plastic and waste reduction, councils are looking at how they can assist their community to switch away from single-use plastics.
Many take the path of providing information and resources to assist businesses, and encouraging them to proactively seek solutions. While this is a good first step, the limitation with this approach is that:
BUSINESSES OFTEN DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO SEEK SOLUTIONS, AND FOR THOSE THAT TRY, THERE IS SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO GET IT WRONG, EVEN WITH THE BEST ADVICE.
To explore the reasons behind this, see our blog Self-managed programs - do they work?
If you'd like to reduce single-use plastics in your community and deliver measurable results, there is no substitute for having an on-ground managed program in place.
What our program offers
A comprehensive, proven program implemented by us, in partnership with council and the community.
Individual engagement and personalised how-to solutions for food retailers, events and markets.
A partnership between Boomerang Alliance and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, which ensures a proven project delivered by an established community-based organisation with the backing, expertise and latest research provided by the packaging industry.
A model that can be tailored to fit the needs of your community and to meet your strategic priorities.
Internal expertise to advise councils on plastic-free policies and initiatives.
Assistance to to deliver on council policies and motions which aim to ban single-use plastics on council land and in the wider community. We can work with individual businesses, events and markets who are required to shift practices, giving them the right assistance to comply with council policy requirements.
Relationships with local suppliers to ensure the right alternative products are available to businesses*.
Established relationships with manufacturers to ensure we are aware of the latest products*.
Base guides, flyers and collateral, website and social media which can be adapted quickly.
Measurable results supported by a proven data collection system.
*Note: we are completely independent and don't benefit commercially from any brands or products we recommend to businesses.
The benefits speak for themselves
If you'd like to look more into becoming a Plastic Free Place, we've written a government brief which outlines how the program works and its benefits.
WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US TO FURTHER DISCUSS HOW THE PROGRAM COULD WORK FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.
If the full program isn't for you though, we can assist in other capacities. Whether you're looking for a trial program, advice on policy and implementation, or you just want to do something - but don't know where to start... we can help! Please check out our services.