Choose.Reuse. Waste Toolkit


 

Choose.Reuse. is a behaviour change toolkit for some of our most visible problem waste items: disposable coffee cups, takeaway containers, straws and plastic bags. It contains a suite of communications and tracking materials which any business can use within its office to encourage staff to take reusable cups, containers and bags when heading out to lunch or for some shopping. It’s designed to make wasteful single use plastics and packaging a last-resort option. As the generators of waste in an office building, occupants have a critical role to play in the quest to reduce, reuse, recycle. 

Coffee cups in particular are one of the most accessible and frequent decision points for a large number of office staff and our society more generally, with three billion takeaway cups used in Australia every year. While there are some options for recycling in the market depending on location and contractor, research shows that the majority of cups end up in landfill, with and they contaminate recycling streams. 

Likewise, food containers, straws and plastic bags are now clogging our oceans and are critically harming sea animals. Great facilities and best practice waste streams in your office are largely pointless if your staff don’t know what should go in the recycling bin versus the rubbish bin, or think about what they consume and throw away.

This campaign challenges everyone to Choose.Reuse. Measure your office’s current cup, container, straw and bag waste using our simple Waste Assessment tool, set a goal, download the elements of the toolkit you need below and start the Choose.Reuse. campaign.

If you'd like help running this campaign fill out this form and we'll be in touch, or contact us here.

Key elements

  • Choose.Reuse waste campaign - posters

    Download the Choose.Reuse. waste posters to help you run an engaging waste campaign in your office.

     




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  • Choose.Reuse. waste campaign - digital assets

    Download a set of creative digital assets to help you roll out the Choose.Reuse. waste campaign across your organisation.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - overview and introduction

    Download an overview of the Choose.Reuse. campaign with tips on running a successful campaign in your office.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - project plan and tracking template

    Download the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit project plan to help you roll out this campaign in your office.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - background paper

    Discover the theory and social and behavioural models used to develop this toolkit.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - digital assets

    Download the digital display assets for the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - PowerPoint presentation

    Download the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit PowerPoint template for campaign presentations in your office. Example content is included.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - ceramic cup posters

    Download the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit ceramic cup posters for printing and displaying in your office.




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  • Coffee cup toolkit - take away posters

    Download the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit take away posters for printing and displaying in your office.




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  • Choose.Reuse waste campaign - posters

    Download the Choose.Reuse. waste posters to help you run an engaging waste campaign in your office.

     



    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Choose.Reuse. waste campaign - digital assets

    Download a set of creative digital assets to help you roll out the Choose.Reuse. waste campaign across your organisation.



    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Coffee cup toolkit - CitySwitch logos

    These logos can be used alongside your own in the Choose.Reuse. coffee cup toolkit artwork.



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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.