There’s a growing waste epidemic that’s harming our planet and represents a threat we must defeat.
Research has indicated that one million tonnes of food is discarded by the hospo industry every year, releasing methane, ploughing excessive plastic into our oceans, damaging the environment and wreaking havoc on our climate. It’s time for our businesses to rise up and take a stand. The Community Waste Collectives program was conceived for the Hospitality and Food Service industry in inner city urban precincts. Our campaign aims to spur businesses into action and be a part of a circular transition, to reduce annual wasted food and and improve overall business waste practices. Let’s rethink our waste and packaging choices, and help you switch up your business to circular products and services.
We’re on the precipice of change. Will you step up to the plate?
As our program and networks mature, it will be offered to development projects including retail, office blocks and apartments.
- Lower (not just yours, but your street's) carbon emissions by streamlining waste management logistics
- Increase team knowledge and education around zero waste and Circularity to anyone keen to learn how to go beyond just being “sustainable”
- Increase neighbourhood sharing capabilities and conversations with your trader neighbours. We help you identify the opportunities and connect you but bin sharing is unfortunately something that we don't manage.
- Map a business’s journey to circular transition and measure carbon emissions saved from being a CWC member, including economic, environmental and social impacts
- Increase your public visibility to customers with our window badging system, to show your commitment to fighting climate issues through your changing business and waste practices.
- Regular updates with the latest in circular products and services.
- Build up our industry partners profiles and showcase their circular products and services.
- Weigh in on “circularity” in improvements to our business models through our circular supplier criteria assessment.
- Instead of a single business measuring individual environmental/social impact, to harness our collective impact across purpose driven Australian startups and organisations.
- We identify urban resources for local makers/manufacturers needed for the manufacturing of circular products and encourage a member buyback scheme.