Funded! Circular Hospitality Best Practice Guide Publication

July 31, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that we are one of the 22 recipients of Bank Australia’s 2022 Community Customer Grants – A massive thank you to Bank Australia for supporting us on this journey, we can not wait to turn these funds into a Circular Hospitality Best Practice Guide and publication to showcase our new Community Waste Collectives program, which will showcase how local traders in inner city urban precincts transition to a circular economy.

The new circular waste program will sit adjacent to the Community Compost Collective, which you can read about in this awesome write up about us here.

This financial year, they’ll be investing a total of $401,052 will be going to 22 organisations to support various projects and programs helping to create a world where people and the planet thrive, with an annual commitment of 4% of after-tax profits to their Bank Australia Impact Fund, to support purpose driven organisations like ours.

Learn more about each of the Bank Australia Community Grants 2022 recipients and their projects.


Want to join the fight against urban waste? Change the narrative around our food systems?
If you’re a values aligned volunteer, NFP, business or organisation...

Our soft plastics program is available in Oct 2022.

Do something drastic & cut the plastic. Single-use plastic food packaging is a major contributor to the global solid waste problem. Although the food industry is developing strategies to reduce single-use plastic packaging, we need to better understand consumer awareness and attitudes about the issue.

When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there’s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn’t. 

This is one of our key priority streams, where by using the same containers, in the same form, over and over again – it eases demand for virgin materials, reduces energy needed to spit out thousands of new plastic bottles or cardboard boxes, and prevents heaps of trash from ending up in landfills or oceans.

They’re bulky, large in size and consumes large amounts of space.

We use paper and cardboard in so much packaging and stacks of it still ends up in landfill, resulting in stacks of methane production, a major greenhouse gas.

When when you recycle cardboard waste and keep it free of oil and contamination, you end up saving ample amounts of water and energy and minimise trees being chopped down to get virgin material.

Cigarette butts are the world’s most littered plastic item, with around 7 billion dropped in Australia every year. In partnership with Fungi Solutions, CigCycle collected cigarette butts will undergo a Myco-Remediation program (mushrooms, FYI) at their Thornbury myco-facility for research and development for new circular materials.