Make the switch: your guide to phasing out plastic

bio-friendly disposables

Australia is entering the next stages of the plan to phase out problematic single-use plastics. Bidfood is making positive steps towards change by providing low-cost packaging and disposables that are made from bio-friendly materials.

Change is around the corner, and we want you to join us in making the switch.

When are these changes happening?

Whilst Australia has a federal plan and national goal to phase out single-use plastics, some states have already begun to make positive change. It’s never been more important to play your part, and help towards a greener future. By reducing your business’ plastic consumption, you are helping to:

  • Offset carbon emissions
  • Avoid polluting, fossil-based plastic production
  • Support the restoration of natural environments
Together, we can reduce our carbon footprint by making the switch over to recyclable and compostable alternatives, and make the greener choice.

What are we switching to?

With Caterers’ Choice bio-friendly range, Bidfood has your bases covered.

Laws have already been passed in many states to phase out the following single-use plastic items, which may affect your everyday operations. These include:

  • Plastic straws
  • Drink stirrers
  • Cutlery
  • Plates & bowls
  • Polystyrene takeaway containers

Caterers’ Choice has great bio-friendly options available on myBidfood now. At a low cost per unit, these items will continue to make your business operations efficient. And as these items become more common and widely accepted, the cost will continue to diminish.

Caterers Choice bio friendly range

What's next?

Find out when your state has committed to switching from plastic:

Australia plastic bans

Stay up to date with your state’s regulations with these handy links below:

  • Queensland
    Additional bans are coming in on 01 September 2023, including a reusability standard for carry bags and loose fill polystyrene packaging.

  • New South Wales
    Remaining plastics will be phased out from 01 November 2022.

  • Capital Territory
    Single-use plastic cutlery, drink stirrers and polystyrene food and beverage containers were phased out on the 01 July 2021.

  • Victoria
    Committed to banning single-use plastics by 01 February 2023.

  • Western Australia
    Stage 2 will be phased in by the end of 2022, focusing on plastic bags, polystyrene packaging, takeaway lids and more.

  • Tasmania
    Bans have commenced in the city of Hobart, with the rest of Tasmania to follow the federal goal by 2025.

What now?

Meet our bio-friendly packaging range

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