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Changes in the Middle East!

Shannon Craine

Changes in the Middle East!

They say that the world is an open book and unless you’ve travelled (outside your own country I guess?) that you’ve only read one page.This statement was what popped into my head as I recently drove alongside a fresh water river in Cairo, Egypt on our way to experience some of the most iconic ancient history in the world. I’m not saying that I haven’t travelled before that, I have and I’ve seen lots of different cultures and countries, but there is nothing to prepare you for the waste that lines the streets and river beds of Cairo.Egypt is home...


The best way to dispose of our eco-straws and cutlery!

Shannon Craine

Tags australia, circular economy, composting, eco-straws, plant-based

The best way to dispose of our eco-straws and cutlery!

COMPOSTING Composting is the fastest and most sustainable disposal method for our plant-based, organic PLA products. Composting is a natural process that recycles organic matter/waste such as food, plant-based straws and cutlery into a nutrient rich compost, also known as 'black gold' as it is an amazing fertiliser for your soil. This is what we call 'Nature's Circular Economy', a concept that goes beyond recycling and is the process of safely returning resources back into nature (compost), to be reused to grow corn to make PLA products for example. All of #IMNOTPLASTICCOs products are commercially compostable, certified to European bioplastics...


WANT YOUR CAFE/BAR TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE?

Shannon Craine

WANT YOUR CAFE/BAR TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE?

HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS 🌱 Reuse your coffee grounds in the garden, or offer them to your customers for free.  Clearly state and enforce which bins are which during service, 1 - General waste 2 - Recycling & 3 - Food waste/composting bin. Pay a small fee for a composting pick up service to come to your venue weekly to pick up your food waste and organic plant-based packaging. Give extra food waste to a local chicken farmer, visit www.sharewaste.com to see who is collecting in your area. Reuse your food cans & containers to grow herbs and vegetables,...


Changes from the ground up!

Shannon Craine

Changes from the ground up!

My son is 5 and started kindy this year in Australia. Already they are taught to be environmentally aware - the school has mandated plastic-free lunch packaging, they learn all about recycling, they have a composting facility, and a garden that utilises the compost, and produces floral and edible delights that the kids nurture and harvest - circular economy in action! They even made bees wax wraps the other week! Attitudes and behaviours form at a young age, I’m so thankful that our schools are leading by example. Change starts from the ground up! Even if the small change you...


Eating a credit card weekly!

Shannon Craine

Eating a credit card weekly!

  As I sat with a mug of coffee next to my son at one of our favourite cafes this weekend by the beach, I stumbled across a shocking article in the local paper. Apparently we are all eating the equivalent of a credit card worth of micro plastic a week. Yes, it is in our water sources (bottled and tap I’m afraid), but it’s also in your beer, shellfish, salt.. it is everywhere. Of course I knew it was out there, but quantifying it like this makes it incredibly scary and real. Especially when the long term effects of...