Reusable alternatives to single use plastic

Good things to buy

From reusable shopping bags, produce bags, backpacks & coffee cups, to one of the highest quality stainless steel drink bottle ranges on the Australian market. We are quite literally taking plastic waste from landfill and turning it into something reusable for many years to come. Onya not only creates reusable alternatives to single use plastic, we use recycled material wherever we can and made out of recycled material such as rPET, a fabric produced from recycled plastic water bottles. Our reusable products are 100% recyclable at the end of their life cycle; thus we are built around the goal of a circular economy.

Good things we do

We are proud to say that through support of customers purchasing Onya products, 19.54 tonnes of plastic waste was diverted from landfill in 2018 alone. In addition, through the sale of Onya shopping bags since 2004 it is estimated that 19,030,384 single use plastic shopping bags have been avoided and diverted from the waste stream.

Over the years, we have accumulated the following awards and recognitions:

  • B- corp certified
  • Telstra Business Awards Finalist, ‘Small and Succeeding’ category
  • Eco Excellence Award Winner, Reusable Produce Bags
  • Australian Non-Toxic Awards Finalist, Reusable Bread Bag, Eco Innovation Category
  • Australian Non-Toxic Awards Finalist, Reusable Produce Bags, Eco Innovation Category
  • Australian Non-Toxic Awards Finalist, Reusable Lunch Wrap, Lunch Box Category

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Our Story

The seed of our story began back in 2004. It was a fragrant summer evening that our founding father Jon Brousson, lying in his hammock amongst the trees, with the stars blazing above, was asking himself how he could create meaningful change in his community by reducing the prevalence of single use plastic.

Every day he found himself confronted by the out of control and growing plastic waste problem – disposable shopping bags being a major contributor. With a little ingenuity he created Onya’s first reusable shopping bag.

He proudly used his shopping bag at every opportunity – at the supermarket, farmers market or just shopping 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’.

It’s On Ya Now