Trashless Takeaway

Campaign creator Trashless Takeaway
Fundraising for Trashless Takeaway
$920 raised
37%
GOAL $2,500
29 donations
 
since Dec 2018
 
 
 
 

It's very easy to forget that plastic containers don't just disappear after they're thrown out – every piece of plastic ever produced still exists today. Mega-tonnes of plastic waste from decades of takeaway food packaging sit in landfills globally, breaking down into smaller pieces and accumulating in our environment. We need to forgo some of the single-use "conveniences" that we're so accustomed to – and reusable alternatives are a simple and permanent fix to the problem.

Our online directory/map at https://trashlesstakeaway.com.au contains almost 1000 businesses across Australia who are happy to accept your reusable containers. You can have confidence taking your containers to these businesses knowing that you won't be given a quizzical look.

During 2018, we launched the site and shared it on Facebook (mostly with the help of Zero Waste groups). However, we are wanting to reach more people. The next phase of Trashless Takeaway is to further promote it to the masses through shopfront window stickers and possibly broader advertising campaigns (such as Facebook sponsored posts). Our goal is to normalise the use of reusable containers for food in the same way that reusable coffee cups are the norm.

Thanks to the generosity of The Works Printing Group in Tasmania, we now have window and counter stickers and are in the process of distributing these to participating businesses. All funds raised will be put towards postage costs as well as further promotion of Trashless Takeaway.

The awesome team at Plasticwise Taroona in Tasmania have kindly offered a groovy tote bag to each person who donates $25 or more. They are made from recycled scrap fabric and are great for carrying your reusable containers :) We'll email you soon after your donation with a link to order your free bag if you would like to take up this offer.

Thank you so much for your support!



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updates

02
Mar
The window and counter stickers have arrived! We are now in the process of contacting businesses and already have quite a few ready to post out! Thanks everyone for helping to make this possible... let's hope the stickers encourage more people to consider reducing their own use of single-use plastics :)
27
Feb
Thank you everyone for your generous donations. Although we have only raised $785 of our $2500 goal, we have found a printing company (The Works Printing Group in Tasmania) who has kindly offered to donate the printing of the stickers. This means we have enough funds to cover postage costs to distribute the stickers to businesses who want one, and any funds left over will be used for advertising to help spread the BYO message.

We have searched far and wide for the most eco-friendly sticker, and have come across a few options such as bioplastic from sugarcane pulp, a "tree-free" stone powder based material, and paper stickers. Our initial preference was paper, however we quickly learned that even the most eco-friendly sticker still requires a removable backing that contains a plastic or silicone coating.

All the companies who offer these products have advised against using them for the purposes we require. Their main reasoning is that because these stickers will likely be placed outdoors or be exposed to sunlight, any eco-friendly sticker will quickly fade or deteriorate. So, it's been a difficult decision – but we will print a small quantity of plastic stickers for outdoor/window use, and a quantity of paper stickers for indoor use too. We hate to use plastic, but if our window sticker convinces just one person to change their behaviour and bring a reusable container, then we will have saved more plastic than we have created.

We'll keep you updated with any other developments. Thanks again! :)
 
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$920 raised
37%
GOAL $2,500
29 donations
 
since Dec 2018
 
Fundraising for
Trashless Takeaway
Trashless Takeaway is a self-funded project by husband and wife team Kim and Nyssa, based in Tasmania. Our goal is to help reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfill and waterways by encouraging the use of reusable containers for takeaway food, butchers, delicatessens and more.
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Trashless Takeaway
Hobart TAS
 
 

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