READY TO GO PLASTIC FREE?
If you're a food retailer* located in Townsville and want free personalised assistance to go plastic-free, you're in the right place.
We're here to help you find the right solutions as quickly and easily as possible. We know our stuff, we know the local suppliers and products. With our help, you won't end up paying more for cleverly marketed plastic. Plus, we can help you reduce costs and waste.
BEST OF ALL, IT'S FREE! OUR ONLY GOAL IS TO HELP YOU. We do not accept kickbacks from suppliers or manufacturers.
*A food retailer is a cafe, restaurant, bar, bakery, butcher, juice bar etc... See our FAQ's below for more information.
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If you eliminate all your key plastic items, we'll certify you as a Plastic Free Champion. You'll receive our Champion sign and promo opportunities.
And if you're already plastic free? We can certify you straight away, and maybe help find you some even better solutions.
Ready to join? Great! We can't wait to work with you.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING:
We have now shifted away from single-use plastics towards reusable and compostable takeaway packaging alternatives, both as an espresso bar, but also as a packaging wholesaler supplying 10 wholesale customers with compostable cups and packaging.
JP - SPECIALTY COFFEE TRADER
How are you funded?
Plastic Free Townsville is a project managed by the Boomerang Alliance, under our Plastic Free Places Program. Our organisation is externally funded through private donors interested in seeing action to reduce plastic waste.
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
Apart from the personalised advice and support discussed above, members who join and eliminate at least one of the target six items will receive:
Discount offers from major suppliers ( see current offers)
A listing in the 'Member Directory' on our website
A badge for your website that identifies you as a member
Direct promotion on our social media pages
Promotion of the campaign from our partners
What are the benefits if I eliminate all my single-use plastic?
Members who eliminate all six of our target items will become a certified 'Plastic Free Champion' and receive the following additional benefits:
A specially designed and printed 'Plastic Free Champion' sign and a web badge
A featured listing on the 'Plastic Free Champions' page on our website
Promotion of your business through our media channels
Listings on our regular newsletter to our individual members
What plastic items will you help me eliminate?
We will help you eliminate six single-use plastic items; water bottles, coffee cups/ lids, straws, food ware (cutlery, cups, lids etc.), takeaway containers and plastic bags.
What happens after I join?
Am I required to commit to eliminating all my plastic?
What businesses are able to join?
We accept a variety of food retailers such as cafes, restaurants, bars, bakeries, butchers, juice bars, produce vendors etc. under the program.
What if my business is already plastic free?
Great! We can certify you as a Champion right away. You'll get access to our discounts and promo benefits.