Are you a business owner that wants to start reducing the amount of plastic waste you produce?
Are you a local council that wants to start implementing a plasticwise policy in your community?
Get in touch! We can provide advice and support to assist you and your community transition away from disposable plastics.
Until we can get legislative change and tighter restrictions on single use plastics in Australia, we need to take local level grassroots action. This is why we encourage you to start your own local plasticwise group!
Everyone is welcome to start their own plasticwise group in their own community. There is no fee or commitment, nor are there strings attached. We are just a network of people all working towards a common goal. We particularly encourage young people to get involved, as it provides a rare opportunity to learn how your government works, learn business skills and to work in a team, all while creating solutions for your future.
In our experience, your local council will be delighted to hear from you and eager to work with you. You can also connect with other like minded groups in your region and nationwide to push the state and national agendas. But we believe that the change starts at home.
And also, if you don’t think a small thing can make a difference, you’ve never had a mosquito in your bedroom. Good luck little mosquitos!
Here are some ideas for plasticwise projects in your local community:
- Arrange to meet with a local business such as your local supermarket and talk to them about going plastic bag free. Offer to assist them by conducting a customer survey, providing a bag library (AKA Boomerang Bags) or co organising a launch party.
- Profile your local heroes and in particular local business taking steps to reduce their use of plastic on your plasticwise facebook page.
- Host a film night. For example – A Plastic Ocean.
- Host the Travelling Trash Troupe.
- Work with Council to arrange a school education program.
- Help your Council to draft a plastics policy.
- Apply for a grant to create a mural about pollution and waste (ask us about the Yackandandah Sustainability Street Art project).
- Apply for a grant to write a school play about pollution and waste.
- Host the Plastic Jellyfish! (contact us to find out more).
- Work with a local cafe to install a mug library.
- Work with your Women’s Shed or Men’s Shed to start a Repair workshop.
- Work with the local pub to transition from plastic to paper straws (because straws suck).
- Find your closest soft plastics recycle point and promote its use .