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.

The Awards were hosted by Karl Lijnders, PRIME7 and almost 400 guests gathered from across the State including official guest; Danielle Green, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Tourism, representing The Hon Jaala Pulford MP, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Agriculture, to celebrate regional Victoria’s high achievers.

"This acknowledgement recognises what the Phillip Island and San Remo community has been and is currently doing to protect our home and oceans from plastic pollution. From businesses and schools removing single-use plastics, to Boomerang Bags groups, to beach cleaners, the Straw No More Project Strawbassadors, those who BYO reusable cups, bottles, straws and bags and of course our dedicated volunteers.

We'd like to thank everyone for their support, including our award sponsors Parks Victoria and nominator Westernport Water,"said Lauren Barker, founder.

The Awards night culminated a tremendously successful year with hundreds of nominations received from across regional Victoria.

The Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards started in 2002 and are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses made throughout regional and rural Victoria. The Awards aim to recognise their success and achievements, which contribute to making regional Victoria a better place.