Local community group Repair Cafe Bellarine has set up a new initiative called ‘Reuse me in OG’ where event organisers can borrow reusable tableware kits for free! This initiative will help local events, from kids’ parties to festivals, markets, school fetes and weddings reduce their waste. Event organisers can borrow between 20 and 250 sets of reusable plates, festival plates, bowls, cups and cutlery.
This community service was created after Repair Cafe Bellarine creator, Courtney, noticed that some of the local markets and festivals were still using single-use plastics, despite the community-wide focus on reducing waste.
‘We found that if markets and schools wanted to stop using single-use plastics and swap to reusable tableware, they didn’t have many options available to them, especially for small events with limited budgets. We wanted to create a service that reduced this barrier by making it easily accessible, affordable and easy to use.’