READY TO GO PLASTIC FREE?

If you're a food retailer located in one of our current identified precincts* and want to go plastic-free, you're in the right place.

We're here to help you find the right solutions as quickly and easily. 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. 

 

*Our current precincts are: The Parade Norwood, Jetty Road Brighton, Central Markets, Surf Lifesaving SA, Sturt Football Club vendors, Adelaide Airport vendors, Zoos SA vendors, District Council of Yankalilla and District of Uraidla (Summertown, Piccadilly, Carey Gully, Ashton, Norton Summit, Cherryville, Forest Range, Lenswood, Basket Range and Greenhill).

We also offer some great benefits, including product discounts (see current offers), promotional opportunities, and a bunch of free resources. 

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.

HAVE QUESTIONS? SCROLL DOWN TO OUR FAQ'S, OR CONTACT US.

Ready to join? Great! We can't wait to work with you. 

 

FAQ's

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. Plastic Free SA itself is funded by Green Idustries South Australia.




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:

  1. Discount offers from major suppliers ( see current offers)
  2. A listing in the 'Member Directory' on our website
  3. A web badge for your website that identifies you as a member
  4. Direct promotion on our social media pages
  5. Promotion of the campaign from our partners
Plastic Free Champions receive additional benefits (see the next question)




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:

  1. A specially designed and printed 'Plastic Free Champion' sign and a web badge
  2. A featured listing on the 'Plastic Free Champions' page on our website
  3. A 'Champion' location marker on the directory map on our homepage
  4. Promotion of your business through our media channels
  5. 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. We chose these items specifically as they are commonly found in the litter and waste streams, and pose significant risks in the environment. They also have readily available solutions. These items form the basis of our Plastic Free Champion system and give members specific targets to work towards. However, we can assist you with other plastics as well, just ask when we come to chat to you.




What happens after I join?


Once you join, we'll make a time to come sit down with you, check out your current products, find alternatives and solutions that work for you, and identify where you can get them. In most cases, you'll be able to stick with your current supplier. We'll bring catalogues and samples so you can see and try out alternatives. We can help you with signage, staff training and give you easy solutions to reduce costs. And we're on hand to assist you through the entire process.




Am I required to commit to eliminating all my plastic?


You do not have to commit to eliminating all your plastic to become a member. How much and what you want to reduce or eliminate is totally up to you! Even if you just want some tips, we can help. We will never pressure you to do more, instead we will support you and celebrate what you have achieved along with you.




Can I join if I am not in one of the identified precincts?


You have to be in one of our identified precincts to join. If you're interested in the program operating in your area, talk to your traders association, local council or business group about nominating your precinct as a potential location. You can submit an expression of interest for your precinct at https://www.plasticfreesa.org/waitlist




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. This is because we specialise in the following single-use plastic items - straws, water bottles, coffee cups & lids, takeaway containers, food ware (cutlery, cups, bowls etc.) and plastic bags. These items are problematic, often found in the litter stream, and have available alternatives to their use. We don't accept general retailers 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. We can also check your packaging for any hidden plastics (they are common and very sneaky) and we might also be able to help find you some even better solutions. You have nothing to lose!





 

PLASTIC FREE SA IS AN INITIATIVE OF

UNDER THE 'PLASTIC FREE PLACES' PROGRAM

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