THE PLASTIC FREE PLACES PROGRAM IS AN INITIATIVE OF

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Plastic Free Elsternwick is a trial version of our program which has been initiated upon request by Glen Eira City Council, Melbourne. 

The 6-month project is working with selected retailers in a defined area (Elsternwick) within the Glen Eira LGA. The goal is to obtain measurable results to determine what a full-scale program may achieve over space and time, and gauge community and stakeholder views. 

To learn more and see participating businesses, visit Glen Eira City Council. 

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Name: Plastic Free Elsternwick

Community: Elsternwick (Glen Eira, Melbourne)

Project Dates: October 2019 - April 2020. 

Project Model: 6-month trial program, operating with 18 participating businesses on Glen Huntly Road. 

Funding Body: Glen Eira City Council 

impact

Our current impact (as at Feb 29, 2020) is... ​

key successes

Worked with 18 retailers, comprising 10 food retailers (cafe/restaurant), 6 general retailers, a butcher and fruit shop. 

Four businesses have eliminated plastic straws, 2 eliminated plastic cutlery, and 4 eliminated plastic takeaway containers and lids.

One businesses has started composting their food and compostable packaging waste, and 3 businesses are using 'swap & go' reusable network 'Returnr.'

Most businesses are displaying educational signage about the trial and signage to encourage their customers to reduce plastic use. 

 

resources

If you're not in our trial, it doesn't mean you have to miss out!

 

We've put together a few resources for any other food retailers in Glen Eira who want to reduce their single-use plastic. 

Plastic Free Guide
A quick guide to help food retailers reduce common plastics
BioPak Composting
Reduce food & packaging waste through composting
Cost Comparisons
Cost comparisons of plastic vs compostable items
Recycle Soft Plastic
A back-of-house solution to recycling soft plastics
Returnr
A local swap & go reusable network for cups & containers

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