Plastic Free Eateries Workshop & Info Session

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The past two years have seen a groundswell of community concern around use of single-use plastics and their impact on the environment; and a huge effort across Phillip Island & San Remo's eateries to reduce disposable plastic packaging. From coffee cups, to straws to cutlery, many cafes, restaurants and other venues have taken positive steps to choose ocean-friendly packaging alternatives such as compostables (i.e. corn starch), bamboo and cardboard or paper. However, how to properly dispose of some of these items remains unclear; Can they go in the green bin? Can they be composted at home? Or are they just ending up in landfill and the environment?

This workshop will bring together Bass Coast Shire Council, Abicor Southern (packaging supplier), B-Alternative (earth-friendly products) and other businesses working to reduce single-use plastics to answer your questions, hear your thoughts and ideas and provide you with solutions.

Topics will include:

· Recyclable and compostable packaging & what Bass Coast Shire Council does with it.

· Reusable alternatives to disposable packaging,

· Soft plastics and redcycle,

· Composting organic waste,

· Ocean-friendly takeaway packaging and suppliers,

· Educating and enticing customers to BYO reusables.

If you've initiated plastic-free actions in your business, or are keen to do so, we'd love for you to join us on Thursday 1st August from 6.00pm - 8.00pm at Nordic Kantine in Cowes. Light meal provided. FREE. Only 25 places available.

BOOKINGS: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-free-eateries-workshop-info-session-tickets-66091205575?fbclid=IwAR1azr8BlzZqWTysT-iVT3BkR7TAShDzwtHsbrLRYF2HzZP6nvfjKjvp1qI

Thank you to our major sponsor Westernport Water for supporting this event.

Boomerang Bags and Plastic Free receive funding boost from the Avocado Tribe

Boomerang Bags and Plastic Free receive funding boost from the Avocado Tribe

Boomerang Bags and Plastic Free Phillip Island & San Remo would like to thank Laura & Matt McNamara and their family for generously donating $8000 towards our efforts. Funds were raised from individuals around Australia through the raffle of their plant-based cafe Island Whole Foods, with clean beach initiative Take 3 for the Sea the other recipient of funds.

Plastic Free recognised in Victorian community achievement awards

Plastic Free recognised in Victorian community achievement awards

Plastic Free Phillip Island & San Remo was presented as a Finalist in the prestigious Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award, by Matthew Jackson, CEO, Parks Victoria at the 2018 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards Gala Presentation held at Flemington – The Event Centre on Friday 26th October.