2019 has been a huge year for us here at Bygreen. Celebrating 30 years in business is no easy feat and none of which, would have been possible without an amazing team running like crazy behind the scenes.
We have not only introduced some incredible new single use products this year with our Paper Flexi Straws and Waxed Gelato Spoons but also launched our Coconut Bowls and Go Green Reusables Range.
Go Green Reusables tackles one of Australia’s biggest debates in single use items. Publicity around the impact of single use plastics has really taken the world by storm. Consumers are more aware of the impact of plastics and what this means on a global scale. Aimed at promoting the reduction of waste and reusing items where possible, our Go Green Reusables range is a great option when out and about. Our first additions to the range are thermal coffee cups as well as the stay tray for carrying multiple coffees on the run! We also have drink bottles and our own range of reusable straws.
Our Managing Director Mick Krause even found himself on the ABC this year, talking all things single use and plastics. With the Palaszczuk Government potentially banning single use plastics as early as next year, people were keen to hear more.
At Bygreen we have never seen a shift in the market as strong as we have with plastic straws so deciding to get out of plastics in June of 2018 has been a strong and conscious choice that we hope will see Bygreen as a market leader in items that are perfect for consumers who are more environmentally conscious. With this in mind Bygreen have this year, become a member of APCO – The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation. APCO is a co-regulator and not for profit organisation that is partnering with government and industry to help reduce the impact of packaging within Australia. They are dedicated to promoting sustainable packaging including sustainable design, recycling initiatives and waste and landfill reduction and we are incredibly proud to be on board. In fact, we have already started to make changes with our new shelf cartons for our wooden cutlery range and we are continually looking at new and innovative ideas as we head toward 2025.
There has been so much happening in our business this year, but nothing has made us happier than sponsoring some amazing charities like Dolly’s Dream and Siptember. Sponsorship is something we take enormous pride in and that’s why we have launched Guardians of Green. This is a way in which we can continually support those who align with our beliefs or fit in with our culture. We can offer support in lots of different ways in order to help them make a difference.
So here is to another huge year ahead for 2020. Bygreen wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We thank you for your continued support over the last year and we look forward to being an environmentally conscious part of your year ahead!