NZ Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Click HERE if your business is hospo? 🏆☕🌴 "The Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability becomes a genuine ethical underpinning of our industry. Developed by industry for industry, it establishes 8 industry-level sustainability Goals and 14 Commitments that individual businesses can achieve to help the industry reach the Goals. Any New Zealand tourism business or organisation can sign up to the Commitment. There is also an opportunity for organisations and businesses outside tourism to come on board as endorsers. We want every tourism business in New Zealand to commit to operating sustainably by 2025. The greater the buy-in, the more powerful it will be."


If you work in hospo, or any business who alickto sign up to the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment? They will send you a Certificate acknowledging your commitment, a copy of the Tourism Sustainability Commitment booklet and a digital file of the logo to use in your communications. 


Don't Be A Mug

Use UYOC to find a cafe near you now who will happily loan you a good ol' mug if you don't have time to stay, or if you have forgotten your reusable cup. Too easy. There's really no excuse for single use. 

Our Place

Our Place Magazine is Tauranga's free monthly magazine that champions local people, places, discoveries and artisans. If you're a Bay local, you can pick up a copy all around you! Or find their social media details below. They often feature UYOC cafes. We love 'em. Local is king (and queen).



Hospo Top Tips

If you are a cafe, juice bar or eatery and would like to read about some simple, but super effective ways to work with customers to reduce single-use waste in your business - day to day - click HERE to read some ideas and suggestions that can be tailored to work for you. We're here to support you. Get in touch any time at all.

Sage and Grace

Not a cafe, just talented, lovely humans who make deliciousness to make every day special and special occassions too, with consideration to all aspects of well-being - joy and nourishment and locally sourced produce. If you are in the Bay area, click HERE to connect and keep an eye out for them at The Little Big Markets - UYOContainer, they love that!

UYOC and SAVE average of $180 a year if you go to a cafe that gives you a discount when you Use Your Own Cup...Why wouldn't you? Really? Why wouldn't we all? 

Because They Suck

...unless you we have a medical need to use a straw, the hole in the centre of our faces works soooo well for drinking through. You can use UYOC to find a cafe near you now who have said 'not on my watch' to all kinds of plastic straws. Thanks to Iconeo for this image...Click HERE to connect...


Millions of disposable cups go to landfill in NZ each year. We use around 800,000 every day! What?! The same plastic lining that makes them waterproof makes them almost impossible to deal with. And those 'compostable' ones...Nah ahh. They can only be composted in inductrial facilities, not in a backyard, so most of those are lifelong landfill too. They'll out live the lot of us. It's also important to consider how the corn used to make the 'compostable' cups is produced, what land is cleared to support this new 'green' industry and how that competes with human food needs, or forestry needs. You can't grow food or trees on area cleared to plant corn to make coffee cups. Crazy huh.   

Reduce land disruption, reduce waste, reduce greenhouse gases from landfill and reduce ocean pollution by saying No Thanks to dispoable cups. Make time to stay and drink in? Or bring a jam jar, a mug or any container from home? Famcy somthing flashe? Treat yourself to a reusable cup. Then visit one of our cafes to get the thumbs up for being a legend. And use the dollar/star search button to find cafes who will discount your take out when you UYOC. Use Your Own Cup.

And just in case you need another reason to get your own, those plastic lids you drink from? They're number 6 plastic - polystyrene - known endocrine disrupters and more studies have just been done on the effects upon the human body when hot liquid comes in contact with them - not good. Keep yourself and your environment safe. Say 'No' to disposable cups. 

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