Q; Who are you?
Q: Where are you based?
Q: Tell us about what you do?
From reusable shopping bags, produce bags, bread bags, bulk food bags and coffee cups, to plant-based certified compostable bin liners and dog waste bags, backpacks made from recycled plastic bottles and one of the highest quality stainless steel drink bottle ranges on the market, we provide reusable alternatives to single use plastic.
Since 2004, Onya has been part of the global solution to replace single use plastics. Working as part of the circular economy, we have been lowering our carbon emissions by using recycled materials wherever possible to provide high quality, functional and beautiful
reusable products to help individuals reduce their overall contribution of plastic waste to landfill.
As a Certified B Corporation and 1% for the Planet member, Onya’s commitment to the environment extends far beyond the creation of reusable products. We also partner with Terracycle to provide an end of life solution for our products ensuring at no point do they enter the waste stream.
Onya is about empowering individuals to make small behavioural changes in their lives that when combined with the efforts of others, contributes significantly on a global scale to combating the issue of plastic pollution.
Q: Why have you decided to do it?
Every year more than 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced in the world, of which only 9 percent is recycled. We are quite literally taking plastic waste from landfill and turning it into something reusable for many years to come.
Our goal at Onya is to offer our customers a well thought out quality alternative to single use plastic and it is by companies like us, partnering with people like our customers, that can actually make the change we want to see happen in our world.
We are thrilled to be a part of a growing number of companies that leverage the power of business to solve environmental and social problems.
Q: How did it all begin?
Our founder found himself confronted by out of control plastic waste with disposable shopping bags being a major contributor and asked himself how he could create meaningful change in his community by reducing the prevalence of single use plastic. With a little ingenuity and few sewing skills, Onya’s first reusable shopping bag was created and proudly used at every opportunity for anything that would require a bag, and pretty soon people were asking him to create one for them too.
Onya has since grown into a company that prides itself on creating high quality, useful, reusable products for your everyday life that can easily be kept ‘On You’. With the support of our customers purchasing our recycled products, in 2018 we were able to divert 19.54 tonnes of plastic waste from landfill which is a massive result that we are very proud of.
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