We Care about takeaway waste

Eurobodalla Council’s We Care program is offering discounted sustainable takeaway food packaging for businesses during lockdown and beyond.

We Care helps businesses transition away from single-use plastics by providing more sustainable packaging options.

We Care project officer Alex King said the current mandate on takeaway food and drinks was placing extra pressure on businesses on top of an already adverse year.

“It is important we continue to support businesses who are wanting to make the transition away from single-use plastics, and equally as important to support businesses that already have,” she said.

“Transitions are not simple at the best of times and we want to do our best to ensure that sustainable behaviours are maintained throughout the trials and tribulations we face as a community.”

We Care aims to educate the community on sustainable choices to drive long-term behaviour change.

Alex said the current lockdown was an opportunity for residents to consider how they could shake up old habits – bringing your own reusable cutlery, coffee cup and bags is a great place to start.

“Working from home in lockdown has cemented my appreciation for our beautiful coastline, as is the same for many members of our community,” she said.

“Despite everything going on there is an opportunity for us as consumers to focus on behavioural changes we may have passed off as ‘too hard’ to do or ‘too busy’ to focus on in the past.”

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