ELIMINATING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC FOR VENDORS

This page is to assist vendors who are working at a plastic-free event or market to eliminate their single-use plastic. 

 

If you are choosing disposable, always look for 100% compostable items. Be wary of products labelled only as ‘biodegradable’ or 'degradable'. This does NOT mean the same thing as compostable, and may be a plastic product. 

 

Where possible, choose natural products such as paper, bagasse, cardboard, wood, palm or bamboo. Bioplastic products are available, but please minimise their use as they are difficult to compost and, if littered, do not break down effectively. 

Below are downloadable guides on alternatives (just choose your vendor category) and a document to help you compare costs.  For sourcing products, you can find compostable catalogues and supplier information on our suppliers page.

 

If you would like assistance, consider joining Plastic Free Noosa as a member. We will personally visit you, go through you current items and advise you on what you need, plus where to get it and give you access to discounts and promotional benefits. It's all free and you have nothing to lose (except your plastic!)

FOOD VENDOR

Selling food and drinks

PRODUCE VENDOR

Selling fruit & veggies

NON-FOOD VENDOR

Goods & consumables

COST COMPARISON

Plastic vs compostable