Zero Waste

Has the War on Waste ABC show inspired you to be part of the change?  Biome has all the tools you need to live with less waste, even Zero Waste. We've encouraged reusable choices like water bottles, Keepcups and stainless steel straws since we began in 2003.  We're excited to have you join the "war on waste"!

When you consider the energy and resources that go into making a takeaway container – let alone the impact of the waste on our environment (either landfill or our oceans) – it’s a reminder of the eco inconvenience of plastic disposables.  Single use paper options may appear charmingly biodegradable but just because a coffee cup is made from paper, you may not know that it’s plastic lining makes it unable to degrade or be recycled and they still require trees for the paper and energy to create it.

Zero Waste Post-Haste
Pack your own

Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.What can I do?

tickbox  Decline the plastic cutlery, straws and napkins you get served without asking.
tickbox  If you're going to be eating it now, you don't need the bag. 
tickbox  Carry your reusable kit: containers, spork, straw, coffee cup, drink bottle & bag. 
tickbox  BYO “doggie bag”, take your own containers for leftovers when you eat in.
tickbox  Reconsider your habits and choose to create a new routine. 
tickbox  It may be challenging at first, but it will save you time, money and our world.
tickbox  Become an eco-hero and inspire others around you to follow suit.

Check out our takeaway food without waste zero waste blog post.

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

 

reusable straws reusable cups reusable cutlery reusable lunch boxes drink bottles

 

Be prepared think ahead

1. Prepare yourself with reusable takeaway containers

Gather some reusable containers in rough takeaway sizes and keep a few in your car or one in your bag for those last minute, too-tired-to-cook days. We like the stainless steel food containers from Lunchbots bento boxes – or check out our lunch box options for more ideas. You might like to pop them in a reusable bag or keep a Loqi shopping bag inside one container for easy carrying home. We also have insulated lunch bag options.

Then, next time you are ordering your favourite takeaway, instead of phoning ahead, grab a book (for while you are waiting) and your reusable containers. When placing your order, ask if they would be able to use your containers and hand them over. Remember, although you may throw their system out of whack briefly until they get used to this request, you are helping them to reduce their costs! And, you never know, they may already have other customers who are already reusing containers.

2. Takeaway essentials for your bag and car

tickbox  Reusable glass straw (remember to say 'no straw, thanks' when ordering a drink).

tickbox  Reusable water bottle (saves the environment and money when you fill it with water).

tickbox  Reusable cup, large sizes for coffee or smoothies, stainless steel cups for kids.

tickbox  Reusable cutlery (a knife, fork and chopsticks) or a handy, multi use spork).

tickbox  

No trash takeout

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Catalog

Shop by brand v
Shop by values v

Categories

 

sign up for our newsletter