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Coles Supermarkets offer a compostable bag alternative in all stores

23 Jun 2010 -

 Coles supermarkets are offering  becausewecare™  biodegradable/compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to their single use checkout bags as of the 1st of September 2009. These bags will be readily available in all stores nationwide giving consumers the choice to say “No” to plastic, and use an environmentally friendly bag to carry their groceries. becausewecare™  biodegradable bags are designed to carry up to eight kilos of items and are sturdy enough to be re-used the next time you do your grocery shopping. Click  here...

becausewecare™ appear at the Pakenham Sustainability Expo

15 Jun 2010 -

 becausewecare™ appeared at the Pakenham Sustainability Expo for the Cardinia Shire Council over the 11th and 12th of June. This was a great opportunity to meet local businesses and individuals within the shire, and speak to them about environmentally friendlier options within business and personal practices.

Thanks for the Cardinia Shire Council for this fantastic opportunity to meet individuals within the area!

California to introduce legislation to ban plastic bags

8 Jun 2010 -

   Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, San Paolo and Malibu, California as a whole is looking to implement a state wide plastic bag ban initiative. California will be the first state within the United States to implement such an initiative and will definitely provide a shining example to other US states to follow suite. Well done and good luck! Read more about the initiative  here .

becausewecare™ updates website

7 Jun 2010 -

 For anyone who has visited the becausewecare™ website in the past, you may have noticed that we have given it a face lift. As we grow as a business and a brand, it is very important for us to have the information on our website both up to date and easily accessible to make it easier for members of the public to access. If you have any comments about our site or if you cannot find something, let us know here!

RACV become the latest business to introduce a plastic bag phase out initiative

3 May 2010 -

  RACV have begun a pilot initiative to phase out plastic bags within four of their retail stores by offering a becausewecare™  compostable alternative. We wish them all the best in this project and hope they continue with this environmental awareness program. Every bag counts! Read more about the initiative  here .