EVENTS

Find out what’s happening at BBP with online and real life networking sessions, business meet-ups and zoom information and discussion sessions on a range of topics and featuring special guests and experts, including some of our very own Better Business members talking about their business and how it could help yours!  Also links here to special webinars and presentations offered by our member businesses and partners all focusing on helping you to become a Better Business!

Our current production model is linear, “take-make-waste”. This is especially seen with single-use plastic products which are designed to be used in an instant and then thrown away. Why do we do this? Convenience and cost are the core reasons.

The circular economy provides us with a framework to re-design our production and consumption systems moving towards “zero waste” as a key outcome. Can we reuse, and renew with as little material and energy lost as possible in the foodservice industry? What innovative solutions are out there that can help us move closer to a circular economy?

If you work in the foodservice industry – restaurant, cafe, food court or home delivery business, register to learn how you can have a circular model whilst ensuring your business is profitable.

Date:     Wed 6th July

Time:    3.30 – 4.30pm

Where: ZOOM webinar

Our diverse business panel will share their insights for the foodservice industry.

  • Naomi, founder of Replated, a reusable and swappable takeaway container service
  • Martin, founder of Green Caffeen, a reusable and swappable coffee cup system
  • Sarah founder of Best Bagel Co., a Cremorne café

 

Previous Sessions

NSW Plastic Ban for Community Groups

This session is how the NSW Plastics Ban applies to local sporting teams and community groups in NSW, with Kate Doutney from the NSW EPA answering questions such as what single use plastic items are banned and what viable alternatives are available.

Watch the recording HERE.

 

Are you ready for the Plastic Ban?

Join our BBP Program Manager, Ali Devlin and our expert guest speaker, Ebony Johnson from the National Retail Association, to understand what the ban means for your business or organisation. Get prepared now with information on which plastic items are banned and the alternative options available for you.

Watch the recording HERE.

Managing Food Waste

Sarah Rhodes, Willoughby Council BBP PM lead a broad overview of the topic of food waste – from farm to table! 

Watch the recording HERE.

Tricky waste solutions for Hair, Beauty and Pet grooming salons

Ali Devlin, BBP hosts Pip Curnow, Sustainable Salons on how waste streams from the hairdressing and beauty industry can be part of a closed loop recycling initiative. 

Watch the recording HERE.

Terracycle

Terracycle shows how to build your customer base through participation in community waste initiatives.

Watch the recorded video from 10 Sept HERE.

Attract your ideal customer using your social mission.

Business Coach Brook McCarthy explains how to communicate the message to your audience to build customers.

Watch the recorded session HERE.  

Are carbon offsets right for your business?

Sarah from BBP gives guidance on the complex world of carbon offsetting, with examples of carbon offsetting programs that BBP have vetted to give you key indicators on what to look out for. 

This event was recorded on Friday 20 August 2-3pm. 

Watch the recording HERE.

How to make your business sustainable!

Willoughby BBP Program Manager Sarah Rhodes shows how to implement eco-friendly initiatives in your business!

This event was recorded on Friday 13 August 2-3pm.

Watch the video HERE.

 

Ku-ring-gai Council Business Webinars

Ku-ring-gai Council Open for Business webinars and sessions help local companies and individuals maintain and protect their businesses.  Since April 2020, more than 800 attendees have learnt about marketing, business planning and much more.  Watch previous recorded Business Support webinars here.