Plastic Free in the City of Joondalup

The City of Joondalup is excited to announce that WA Plastic Free will be providing free assistance to local food retailers as they adapt to the single-use plastic free future.

From 2022 onwards the WA State Government is introducing a single-use plastic item ban as part of a national effort to combat plastic pollution. WA Plastic Free will be providing free assistance to City businesses as part of that transition, through funding provided by the WA State Government.

Food retailers such as cafes, bars, restaurants, kiosks and vans are eligible for the program. The focus will be on single-use takeaway items where sustainable practices and alternative products already exist.

The global packaging industry is changing fast, which is fantastic for communities and the planet, but many local businesses are not yet fully prepared. City of Joondalup businesses will be able to receive free on the ground support with WA Plastic Free to help in this transition.

Local businesses can register their interest at waplasticfree.org/join.

Australian Made Campaign Supporter

The City of Joondalup is the first Western Australian local government to partner with the Australian Made Campaign as Campaign Supporter.

The City’s partnership with Australian Made encourages businesses based within the region to consider their Australian made goods and services and register to become a licensee with Australian Made. The opportunity for local businesses to align themselves with a nationally recognised and respected brand is beneficial, especially during tough pandemic and economic restrictions which has seen an increase in demand for Australian made products.

Recent Roy Morgan research revealed trust in the iconic Australian Made kangaroo logo is at an all-time high, with 92% of Australians confident products displaying the logo are made in Australia.

Almost all Australians (99%) recognise the green and gold Australian Made logo, with 97% associating it with the support of local jobs and employment opportunities, 95% with safe and high-quality products, 89% with the use of ethical labour and 78% with sustainability.

To learn more about how your business can benefit from this partnership visit the Australian Made website.

For further information on the City’s partnership with Australian Made email business@joondalup.wa.gov.au

 

Cyber Check Me Initiative

CyberCheck.Me provides local businesses with assistance, advice and assessment to help them better protect themselves and their business online.

The initiative also provides free one hour consultations to City of Joondalup businesses to assess  their cyber security capabilities as well as a number of useful online cyber guides.

CyberCheck.Me is an initiative developed by the ECU Research Institute in partnership with the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo and the WA AustCyber Innovation Hub.

For more information on the initiative and services available to City of Joondalup businesses visit cybercheck.me