Single use items may be used for only minutes, but their impact on our environment can last thousands of years.

Recycling plays an important role in managing our waste, however just nine percent of plastics ever made have been recycled. The vast majority of disposable, single-use items – straws, cutlery, shopping bags, coffee cups, takeaway packaging, individual wrappers – end up in landfill or contaminating recycling streams. We need to refocus on reduction and avoidance.

Members of the Sustainable Destination Partnership, Better Buildings Partnership and CitySwitch are working to reduce single use items in their businesses and buildings. The pledge is voluntary, we’ll be demonstrating that Sydney businesses are committed to addressing the problem and working together to find solutions. We will be sharing resources and tips as well as celebrating success stories as this gains momentum.

We can show the world that Sydney businesses are leading the way to our zero waste future.

Download free resource below to help support your pledge.

Take the Pledge

Eliminating single use tool-kit



  • Accor Hotels
  • Allianz Australia
  • Amora Hotel Jamison
  • Atlassian
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Museum
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Ben & Jerry's (scoop shops)
  • Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands
  • Business Events Sydney
  • Cathay Pacific
  • CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Department of Planning
  • Designblogic Australia
  • Designit
  • Edge Environment
  • Enhance Entertainment Pty Ltd
  • Envizi
  • Fox Studios Australia
  • GECA
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hilton Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
  • Hyatt Regency
  • IAG
  • ICC Sydney Pty Ltd
  • JLL
  • Lendlease
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Ocean Protect
  • Optiver
  • PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
  • Plastic Free Southeast Asia and Australasia
  • Public Sector Network
  • Saint John Espresso
  • Shangri-La Sydney
  • Solar Analytics
  • Spicers Potts Point
  • Steensen Varming
  • Stil Eco Australia
  • Stylecraft
  • Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre
  • Sydney Living Museums
  • Sydney Opera House
  • TCX | The Cup Exchange
  • The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • The GPT Group
  • The Langham Sydney
  • The Planet Earth Cleaning Company
  • The Rangers Cottage Manly
  • The Star Entertainment Group
  • Think Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Time Out Australia
  • TSA Management
  • University of Sydney Union
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Urban Fitouts Australia Pty Ltd
  • Wework
  • YHA Australia