Single-use plastic 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 a program to support and empower businesses in moving away from single-use plastics.

The Swap for Good program includes information, education, resources, supplier lists, events and collaboration opportunities – all with the aim of providing ideas, solutions and alternatives to single-use plastics.

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.

Sign up for Swap for Good

If you would like to explore how your business or school canteen can reduce single-use plastics, fill out this quick survey and we'll help you get started.

Sustainable Supplier List

Northern Beaches Council promotes reusable products and systems over anything. It is also understood that this may not always be possible.

To assist our businesses in sustainable operations and procurement, the Swap for Good program includes a Sustainable Suppliers List. The list includes businesses that provide reusable items and systems (Swap and Go) and suppliers that stock sustainable materials.

Suppliers

The Food and Beverage industry on the Northern Beaches are looking to transition away from single-use disposable plastic items. To assist their transition, they will be provided with a list of sustainable suppliers. Suppliers of sustainable products and services can register to be included on the supplier list by completing an EOI.

To be eligible to join the Sustainable Supplier list, all suppliers, products and services are assessed against a number of indicators. The selection criteria are supported by Northern Beaches Council’s Single Use Plastic Policy and Waste Minimisation for Functions and Event’s Policy as well as current scientific research.

The EOI will remain open for businesses with the list being updated quarterly.

 

Resources

Plastic-free school canteen webinar

School canteens play a powerful role in changing the direction of our future.

Sherene LaGasse presented a webinar to learn how to move away from single-use plastic in your school canteen.  Download the text transcript

 


 

 

Alicia (left) and Sasha (right)

Contact Council's Business Waste Educators to talk about reducing single-use plastic in your business, cafe or school. We’d also love to hear about the great things you're doing.