On average each Victorian sends 68kg of plastic waste into landfill every year. Single-use plastics such as straws and plastic cups make up a third of Victoria’s litter alone. Let that sink in for a minute.
At Tupperware, we’re making big changes to our product range to not only reduce the amount of plastic being manufactured, but are focusing on developing new products that helps reduce your own personal consumption of single use plastics. The biggest change to Tupperware since Brownie Wise began the first Tupperware party, is the launch of our Eco+ range.
Eco+ is the first food-safe material that is completely made up of recycled plastics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. Instead, we create high-quality reusable plastics that will last a lifetime. Eco+ is made from household cleaning and shampoo bottles, detergent pouches, cheese and meat packaging and soft plastic bags! By transforming these plastics into Eco+ plastic we also avoid using fossil-based resources required to make brand new plastic and reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans.
Not only is our Eco+ range leading the way in sustainable manufacturing practices, but our product range is designed to help you eliminate single use plastics in your day-to-day life.
Here’s our top 5 eco-friendly products to get you started:
1: Eco+ straws. The Eco Straw was created as part of our commitment to providing beautiful, functional and waste-free products that make life better without costing the earth. Instead of a single-use plastic straw that has a lifespan of only 15 minutes, opt for a reusable Eco Straw, which is suitable for the whole family to enjoy! Straws come with a case and brush – pop in your bag and go!
2: Shopping bags. Globally, more than 100,000 marine animals and 1,000,000 sea birds lose their life to plastic each year. Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags and yes to reusable shopping bags!
3: Eco bottles. Around 373 million plastic water bottles end up as waste each year and can take up to 1000 years to break down! Give them the flick! Grab an Eco Bottle today and help save our earth one bottle at a time
4: Microfibre cloths. Ditch harmful chemicals when cleaning. Our range of Microfibre towels absorb, clean and remove tough stains! Get up to 500 washes instead of multiple paper towels per clean.
5: Recycline Squeegee. Made from at least 50% of recycled materials. Our Recycline products are made up from defective returns; giving plastics another life instead of ending up in landfill or our oceans! Keep your shower and glass clean, while protecting the environment all in one!
Every state in Australia is now taking action to ban single-use plastics in stores to help reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in the ocean and landfills. Did you know that South Australia has already banned single-use cutlery, stirrers and straws in shops? By 2022 say goodbye to polystyrene cups, bowls and plates in SA too! Victoria is expected to follow the phase-out and ban by 2023 in cafes, bars and shops.
As a company, we have a responsibility to make sustainability the core of what we do. Our vision is to increase the longevity of our beautiful planet, our wonderful people and the communities by significantly reducing the amount of food and single-use plastic waste produced. Make an eco choice today and choose Eco+ today.