READY TO GO PLASTIC FREE?
If you're a food retailer* located in Cairns (within Cairns Council borders) 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, produce vendor etc... See our FAQ's below for more information.
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And once you eliminate all your key plastic items, we'll certify you as a Plastic Free Champion. You'll receive our Champion sign and extra 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.
How are you funded?
Plastic Free SA 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 web 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
A 'Champion' location marker on the directory map on our homepage
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 type of 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.