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Here at the Guild, we're always trying to improve the products we offer in our cafes to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible.

Since launching our WRITE Solutions Australia composting bins in October 2019, an estimated 9,135kg of organic waste has been collected and turned into compost that can be reused to fertilise our gardens. This has prevented the equivalent emissions of 300 cars being taken off the road for a whole two weeks!

Check out some changes we've already made and let us know what you'd like to see next!



- Baking paper

- Plastic wrap

- Soft plastics (scrunchable; such as rice bags, bread bags, confectionary wrappers)

- String

- Tea bags (unless it is stated as compostable on the packaging)

- Large bones and shells

- Non-compostable packaging (the old black guild cups and lids, the clear lids on the sugar cane BioPak trays)

- Elastic bands

- Hard plastics (rinsed):
(look for recycling symbols printed into the plastic with numbers 1, 2, or 5.)

- Remove lids of any bottles 

- Tin cans: both food and drink cans, rinsed 

- Glass: jars (lids removed) and bottles, rinsed

- Paper and Cardboard: clean e.g. not paper or cardboard used to serve food or drink

- All food waste, except large bones and hard shelled seafood

- Compostable packaging:
Look for the word compostable or PLA and the number 7 within a recycling symbol.
Most BioPak Packaging is compostable but look for these for reference.

- Napkins, tissues, paper towel

- Coffee grounds and tea leaves

- Compostable bin liners


Did you know...?

  • Glass is one of the materials which can be recycled infinitely, plastic is limited to around seven times as the quality of the plastic decreases each time
  • Not all plastics are recyclable - look for the recycling symbol with the number 1, 2 or 5 on the packaging itself (not the label)
  • The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle can power a computer for 25 minutes
  • Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power a 100watt light bulb for 20 hours
  • Making an aluminium can out of used aluminium only requires 5% of the energy of making a can from scratch


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