Plastic Free Noosa is part of a larger growing consciousness that people have created a massive problem with our use of disposable plastics. Thirty years ago, no one could have imagined that our oceans would be full of plastic or that a million plastic bottles would be bought around the world... every minute. In fact, in the late 1980's when bottled water was introduced to Australia, we all thought it was a joke. How times change...
We are proud to have partnered with these fantastic organisations who are playing a role in this growing change.
------- Tourism Noosa are one of our major funders for 2019. They also provided our amazing logo and actively promote our program We work with them on most major Noosa events and consult with them on their Eco Check certification and Event Guidelines.
----- Noosa Council helps us provide services to business and supports and promote the program. Plastic Free Noosa fits into Council's Towards Zero Waste Strategy and our partnership will continue to play a role in Noosa's waste free future.
----- Boomerang Bags works to reduce plastic bags by engaging local communities to make bags using recycled materials. The Noosa branch helped out with a $500 donation at the start of the project. Look out for their Plastic Free Noosa branded bags!
----- The Sunshine Coast branch looks after a large stretch of coastline, with regular beach clean-ups and environmental awareness & education presentations. With us from the start, they helped shape the direction of the project.
----- The Noosa Community Biosphere Association is a not for profit group promoting innovative approaches to economic development that are socially, culturally appropriate & environmentally sustainable. With us from the start, they helped shape the direction of the project.
----- The Sunshine Coast Environment Council is the peak environment group on the coast working on environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability. With us from the start, they helped shape the direction of the project.
----- ZEN's main objective is working towards the achievement of zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the Noosa Shire by 2026. With us from the start, they helped shape the direction of the project.
----- The Last Straw is a campaign to reduce the use of the plastic straws in venues around Australia. Their free kit for businesses contains signage, information and training videos for cafe staff on how to implement a ban on plastic straws.
----- Laguna offer us eco options like recycled paper and soy ink, as well as a sponsorship to help out. They do all our lovely brochures, banners, and Champion signs. And importantly, they do not wrap our goods in plastic!
----- Noosa FM offer us free airtime, plus promotional jingles. We enjoy working with the friendly team and have been helping them to go plastic free. Their membership options give local businesses access to free on-air opportunities - check it out!
----- Make it, Bake it Sew it, Grow it! The Original Eumundi markets are going plastic free and we're helping them manage the process with a minimum of fuss. They help us by promoting our project to thousands of people every week!