Single-use plastic (SUP) continues to be a major issue in our environment.... but awareness and solutions are on the rise - and you are part of it.
As well as providing education and initiatives for the community, Council has developed a program to support and empower businesses in moving away from single-use plastics.
The Swap for Good program provides business owners with the support needed. The program includes resources, ongoing assistance, information on alternative materials and suppliers, events and collaboration opportunities within the business community.
Swap for Good fosters a network of businesses who support each other to share their experiences and stories on the journey. Its a great time for businesses to join in making the swap to sustainable practices.
To assist Businesses in swapping out single-use plastic, please join us at the Swap for Good Expo for information on how to make the change
Help us to help you!
If you would like to explore how your business can reduce single-use plastics, fill out this quick survey and we'll help you get started.
Suppliers of Sustainable Materials
Northern Beaches Council promotes reusable products over anything. It is also understood that this may not always be possible.
With this in mind we will be providing businesses on the Northern Beaches with a list of suppliers that stock sustainable materials.
Expressions of interest are now open for businesses who would like to be included on the supplier of sustainable materials list. The EOI will remain open for businesses to apply throughout the year.
There is a strict criteria surrounding which materials are considered sustainable. Please note materials that contain plastic will not meet the criteria. These criteria will be supported by current scientific research.