Bye Bye Plastic

REPLACING SINGLE USE PLASTIC WITH OTHER MATERIALS 

Single use plastic has become a necessary evil for business due mainly to its cost factor and easy to obtain and dispose of, seemingly without consequence to the business or the consumer.  However as it is now painfully obvious that the amount of plastic is drowning the oceans and polluting the environment, businesses and consumers are increasingly conscious of trying to reduce the amount of single use plastic being used. There are so many other available single use items made of more sustainable materials that may be compostable or biodegradable.  

The Bye-Bye Plastic hello BYO website has a comprehensive catalogue of suppliers resources of non-petroleum based items.

REPLACING PLASTIC WITH REUSABLES 

Reusables are best, if you can find practical and cost effective alternatives to single use for use in your business.  The planet will thank you and increasingly, the general customer base appreciate a business’ efforts to go reusable.

INVESTMENTS TO REDUCE SINGLE USE PLASTIC 

There are many clever innovations and equipment available to invest in if you are keen to reduce reliance on single use disposables.  Water, coffee, storage and take away containers… the list goes on and is ever increasing as clever inventors come up with ways to balance high demand with convenience.

Check out the Bye-Bye Plastic website Suppliers Page for products and suppliers to meet your needs.

Single Use Plastic and COVID-19

With the threat posed by COVID-19 this year, it feels like we have no choice but to use more single use and disposable items for hygiene to prevent spread of the virus through the community.

North Sydney Council did their research to find ways that cafes and shops could still support the move away from single use in these challenging times and have come up with some cool info-graphics to explain the process.  Its a little bit of effort but well worth it in the end.  Click on the image to download, print and share!

Why is it time to give single use plastic the flick?

Apart from killing sea and bird life, clogging our oceans it is now infiltrating our food chains.  We created plastic to make our lives easier, but now it threatens our health and enjoyment. Time to say bye-bye plastic.