WandsPro® & the War on Waste
As avid campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, we were shocked to see so many disposable paper plates going into the bins around campsites, BBQ areas, picnic spots and at the beach. We realised that the throwing away of disposable plates is a global concern and one that is on the rise.
One of the fundamentals of our ClipCroc® range is that it’s reusable. By using reusable plastic crockery when eating outside, we avoid billions of paper, plastic and styrofoam crockery from going into the bin, and most likely landfill. We’ve noticed that a campsite bin can be overflowing with paper plates after just a single weekend, so we’re on a mission to increase the use of reusable plates, bowls, dishes and cups for all of those outside adventures!
Each time you ‘CLIP’, you’ve SAVED another plate from landfill.
ClipCroc® & Sustainability
Long Life Products Built to last:
Wandspro® believe in moving away from single-use plastics; products that do not last, or cannot be recycled. As such ClipCroc® is built strong, durable and designed to last many years of use.
BPA & Melamine Free:
All ClipCroc® products are 100% polycarbonate, PVC, BPA and Melamine free.
Melamine is actually a polymer of melamine and formaldehyde and has been known to leach into food and beverages (especially those that are acidic or warm). Melamine also cannot be recycled so is an end-of-life material, emits a lot of greenhouse CO2 during manufacture, and is known to consume a lot of energy since it is baked at 345°C
Bamboo is widely considered a ‘Greenwash’ solution since it cannot be recycled, gives rise to deforestation (or higher greenhouse gas emissions), uses a lot of energy and water in growing and processing, and is prone to cracking and chipping easily resulting in a shorter life.
In addition, the bamboo dust content is typically less than 30% with the rest being made up of corn starch, fillers, or melamine-formaldehyde which act like glue.
Compostable Materials Free:
Sadly, so-called ‘compostable materials‘ have no environmental benefit since very few commercial composting facilities are available; poor sorting means collection is almost impossible and, since so much greenhouse gases CO2 and methane are released during composting, it is better to bury the waste.
It is far better therefore NOT to create the waste in the first place and to use a reusable solution, like ClipCroc® instead.
Palm Oil Free:
WandsPro® do not support the use of palm oil or other organic based plastics. Although they sound good on paper, in practice Palm oil monoculture is responsible for immense deforestation and animal deaths; vast peatland decimation; increased carbon emissions from transportation and processing & fires and, human rights abuse in poor countries where it is harvested.
If the true environmental cost of palm is factored in with full traceability to source palm oil plastics are significantly more expensive and damaging for the environment.
WHY REUSABLE CROCKERY?
Case Study 1: Habitat Noosa Eco Camp
In October 2020, WandsPro® were thrilled to partner with the award-winning and hugely popular ‘Habitat Noosa Eco reserve‘ by supplying ClipCroc® to their eco-camping site! Noosa Habitat required reusable, strong, durable, eco-friendly and Australian-made camping tableware for their school camps and we were thrilled to see ClipCroc® as their chosen camping tableware!
Habitat Noosa is one of Australia’s best eco-friendly and environmentally conscious camping sites. By using ‘reusable‘ camping tableware every day on their camping site, NO single-use plastics are thrown into landfill, helping both our environment and ourselves!
Case Study 2: The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
Case Study 3: Banning 'single-use' plastic & paper plates, dishes, bowls & cups!
World-wide, there is an Eco-friendly ‘war on waste’ campaign in progress! Countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Canada, and USA are banning single-use plastics for good. The alternative? Just buy a reusable item and use it time and time again! Simple.
‘The EU & Australian parliaments ban single-use plastics from 2021’
The European & Australian parliaments announced a landslide victory with the ban of up to x10 of the biggest single-use plastic polluters by 2021. It was great to see that single-use plastic plates are second on the list! The list includes single-use plastic cutlery forks, knives, spoons and chopsticks; Single-use plastic plates; Plastic straws; Cotton bud sticks made of plastic; Plastic balloon sticks, Oxo-degradable plastics and food containers and expanded polystyrene cups.
- “Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.”
- “This legislation will reduce the environmental damage bill by €22 billion – the estimated cost of plastic pollution in Europe until 2030.”
The REUSABLE REVOLUTION
‘WandsPro® join the REUSABLE REVOLUTION’
Instead of using disposable paper & plastic plates for every BBQ & Picnic, we got our thinking caps on and asked thousands of customers what would excite them in a new reusable crockery system! Over a gruelling 4 year design period, we added a huge bunch of innovative features to reinvent the humble plate, dish, bowl & cup! This way we could help end the use of disposable paper plates going to landfill each year.
We’re stoked with our world-first and patented ClipCroc® range as it allows any eating outdoor occasion to be enjoyed from beautifully crafted tableware which:
- ‘clips’ together with a clip!
- completely rattle free during transportation
- easy to stack and pack
- ClipClean™ allows used crockery to be clipped together for washing later
- ClipCool™ means it’s never too hot to handle! WandsPro® team
Let's CLIP together on the REUSABLE journey...
CAN YOU HELP US WITH THE WAR ON WASTE?
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