Carrotmob

We used Carrotmob to encourage our network of thousands of people to come together in a collective way to support and reward takeaway food retailers who switched away from plastic to compostable packaging. 

Here's how it worked 1) You joined the mob by signing up. The bigger the mob, the more enticing the carrot.2) We dangled the carrot of the mob's collective business in front of Hobart food outlets, asking them to switch from plastic to compostable packaging. 3) You ate at the shops that made the switch and congratulated them on the changes they made.

Who to mob?

See the fantastic takeaway shops that are switching to more sustainable packaging. Mob them (pop in) with *appreciation* to support our Carrotmob campaign.

Discover more

The leaders of the pack

Inspirational takeaway retailers who are sourcing local Tassie ingredients, using compostable takeaway containers, encouraging customers to BYO bowls and promoting healthy eating.

Discover more

Carrotmob Newsletter

Dare we think outside the confusing box we've got ourselves into for just one moment and dream about living in a World where waste disposal is as simple as one bin, a compost bin, taken locally for processing? Find out more in our latest Carrotmob newsletter.

Discover more

Add a shop to our carrotmob map

We're making a map of shops that have switched to compostable packaging and we'd love your help. If they've switched - pin them and show our politicians that Tasmania is ready for a full phase out of plastic takeaway packaging.

Discover more

Tassie Waste Survey

Based on the waste survey responses, Tasmanians want a full ban on plastic packaging and stronger recycling, re-use and composting sectors... the opportunities are enormous.

Discover more

Final report

Thank you to the hundreds of Tasmanians who supported our Carrotmob campaign. View an overview of our campaign here.

Discover more

waste heirarchy

With small changes we can all dramatically reduce the waste we send to landfill and the associated environmental impacts.

Discover more

Set yourself up BYO style

Find ways to have your reusable packaging at the ready. Serious, it's not impossible, you just need to plan ahead and find clever ways to remember.

Discover more

Why is plastic a problem?

Globally we are now producing over 80 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year of which only 5% is retained for subsequent use. How do we tackle this?

Discover more

Takeaway packaging recycling

Find out how little of your single use plastic packaging is collected for recycling in Tasmania and then sent away for processing. Globally only 5% is retained for subsequent use.

Discover more

Carrotmob Signup

Join our Carrotmob! We're using carrots (not sticks) to get Hobart food shops to switch from plastic to compostable packaging.

Discover more

What are compostable plastics

Many businesses, like Bury Me Standing in Bathurst Street, are now supplying compostable plastic packaging, but what is compostable plastic? Find out more.

Discover more

Questioning waste

With so much waste being produced and then leaching or escaping into the environment, it's OK to question what on Earth we are doing.

Discover more