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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.
Our expert advice will cut through the plethora of information at a time when you need solutions quickly. We offer:
An in-person or phone consult to find out what you need;
Sustainable packaging recommendations, with the exact products suitable to your needs and where to buy them.
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.
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 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're very proud and thankful for your support!!! Hope that all cafes follow in FNQ and help save our reef for future generations. Hope our friends get on board!!
TROY - BLACKBIRD WAREHOUSE, BUNGALOW
How are you funded?
Plastic Free Cairns 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 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?
Businesses must be located within Cairns Regional Council borders 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.