Join the BYO Sunshine Coast challenge to CHOOSE TO REUSE

Here on the Sunshine Coast, we know we're onto a good thing - that’s why we live here. We love the laid-back lifestyle, stunning beaches, great cafés and unique community spirit.

We all know that single-use items such as coffee cups, straws, shopping bags and plastic bottles are disastrous for our environment and waterways. BYO Sunshine Coast invites everyone to take up the challenge to refuse single-use and bring your own items instead.

Join the challenge to #BYO Sunshine Coast and commit to cutting out one or more single-use items for a day, a week, a month or forever. Make a pledge to Bring Your Own reusable coffee cup, water bottle, shopping bags or produce bags and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

With so many unique and fun keep cups, reusable bags and bottles to choose from, this is your chance to show your personal BYO style!

SIGN UP below and we will help along the way, sharing tips to help you CHOOSE to REUSE.

You'll also go into the draw to WIN a plastic-free kit valued at $70.

#BYO Sunshine Coast: It’s the way we do things around here.



Join the BYO Challenge

CHOOSE TO REUSE. I commit to swapping out the following single-use items for reusable alternatives for the length of time indicated.


What will you swap out?

How long are you in for? I will do the BYO challenge for:

Join the converstation

Share your pledge journey with our BYO Sunshine Coast community:

STEP 1 Take a snap of yourself with your reusable item
STEP 2 Share it on Facebook or Instagram with #BYOsunshinecoast

Waterways litter

In one year, Sunshine Coast Council removes over 15 tonnes of litter from our region's waterways.

Clean Sunshine Coast ... It’s in our hands.

Tips to use less plastic

Just getting started

A little more challenging

  • Ditch the cling wrap: use beeswax food wraps, brown paper bags or reusable containers with lids instead of plastic wrap and zip lock bags.
  • Use reusable mesh bags for fruit and vegetables instead of the plastic bags supplied in supermarkets
  • Avoid pre-packaged fruit and vegetables
  • Select low-packaged items when you shop. Buy items like laundry detergent in boxes instead of plastic bottles and recycle the boxes when finished
  • Explore refill options at bulk food stores
  • Consider what you can make at home easily - ie stocks, biscuits, dips etc.

Hard-core committed

  • BYO containers to butchers and your own bag when buying bakery products
  • Take your own reusable containers when purchasing take-away food
  • Refill your own containers for food and cleaning products at bulk food stores
  • Have your own travel cutlery kit
  • Avoid plastic toothbrushes and purchase biodegradable toothbrushes instead
  • Use a razor with replaceable blades instead of a disposable razor
  • Use matches instead of disposable plastic lighters or invest in a refillable metal lighter
  • Use cloth nappies to reduce your baby's carbon footprint and save money

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