Coles has backflipped on its decision to stop handing out free single-use plastic bags to customers, saying some still need time to adjust to its bag ban
Woolworths and Coles are set to earn millions of dollars in profits from the sale of their heavy-duty plastic bags, and make significant savings by no longer distributing free single-use bags.
Vinnies on the north coast have saved 50,000 single-use plastic bags from going into circulation in just three months.
Just over 12 months ago I stopped using plastic bags. After seeing picture of the devastating impacts one billion-plus bags per day have on our environment. It’s hard to use a plastic bag guilt free one you’ve seen one kill a turtle. Or choke a fish.
ABC’s Dirt Girl and our own local Plastic Free Boy will be hitting the green carpet this Saturday, April 7 to celebrate yet another Mullumbimby store that is getting rid of single use plastic bags.
NSW Labor has stepped up its calls on the Berejiklian government to follow Queensland's lead in banning single-use plastic bags from July 1 this year.
Plastic Free Byron have officially launched their Byron Borrow Bag program for accommodation providers operating in Byron Bay. The program was established to deter plastic bag usage in the tourism sector.
Positive Change for Marine Life and Waste Warriors have joined forces to launch their ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’ campaign that focuses on the impacts of plastic straws and other single-use plastic items on the marine environment.
Arlian, the Plastic Free Boy, is taking his message about reducing and reusing plastic to local schools and is asking them to get behind his ‘kids for the future’ campaign.
Locals came together at Main Beach recently to send a message to the NSW government to ban single use plastics.
Bye Bye Plastic Bags began in 2013 in Bali and came to Coorabell Public School last Wednesday to continue putting the message out to young people that we need to reduce our dependence on plastic, especially single use plastics.
On Saturday November 18 from 9am, a gathering is planned on Byron’s Main Beach to spell ‘Ban The Bag NSW’ in the sand.
Greens councillor Sarah Ndiaye will seek fellow councillors’ support at this Thursday’s meeting to support a voluntary ban of single-use plastic bags and packaging in the Byron Shire during Plastic Free July 2018.
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. Since Pryce Allsop was elected as a a Tweed shire councillor he has disappointed the electorate in many ways as he continues to renege on his original promise to support and protect the environment and encourage eco-tourism. A
A team of environmentalists is visiting businesses and councils in the northern rivers this week promoting an end to the use of plastic bags.
Local organisation Positive Change For Marine Life (PCFML) are inviting the Byron Bay community to join a global movement to go plastic-bag-free, starting today (November 16).
Mullum Music Festival is being used as a launchpad to encourage more Byron-based businesses to sign up to the vision of a plastic container-free future.
Single-use plastic items are the bane of local councils, where they clutter up landfill, never decaying or rotting, or worse, float out to sea. Fortunately there is an answer to this problem – but it involves YOU taking action.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith and the NSW Greens have welcomed Labor joining their long-time campaign to ban single-use plastics bags across the state.