Nelli & Mo
Fashion, homewares and art boutique Nelli & Mo is 100% single-use plastic bag free. The plastic free journey began with Manly Eco-bags, says owner Jennifer Wynne. “I really liked the idea of having our logo amongst other like minded businesses, and being part of something positive for the environment”.
She later took the next step, and had her own paper bags printed. "In retail, you see so much waste, it's sad to see how much packaging things come in, that you in turn have to thoughtfully dispose of. Changing to paper bags is a way that you can reduce that impact."
Of course, reusable bags are ideal, but Jennifer understands it can be hard to have them with you at the right moment. The best reusable bag she had was a super light polyester bag that “rolled up to nothing, so that you could easily keep it with you”. Recently, Jennifer has noticed more customers asking to just have items wrapped in tissue and not taking bags at all.
Nelli & Mo also divert as much waste as possible from landfill by recycling cardboard and plastic.