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Giving Plastic the Flick! How to make your life less plastic

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Giving Plastic the Flick! How to make your life less plastic

Time: February 18, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2017

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18th February – Giving Plastic the Flick! How to make your life less plastic with Shelly McArdle (9.30am)

Shelly McArdle is based in Central Queensland and works with the Tangaroa Blue Foundation to facilitate the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. During this workshop you will hear about the AMDI and what is being done to address the threat that marine debris poses to our coastal and marine environment. Find out about plastic free alternatives and practical ways to delete plastic out of our shopping trollies, out of our lives and ultimately out of our environment. Glass straws, bamboo toothbrushes, Beeswax wraps are just some of the ways that we can help by changing the way we consume!

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.

Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers

Duration 1.5 hours. Bookings are NOT required.

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Comment by Lissa on January 22, 2017 at 16:20

It's a major problem. I've watched that video Plastic Planet a couple of times and it just freaks me out.

Good for you Christa :)

Comment by Christa on January 22, 2017 at 10:03

Tins, glass and paper, are still a good option in my opinion.  Glass milk bottles, tins for fruit and juices, paper instead of plastic bags for flour sugar and powdered items. Everyone seems to use drinking water in a plastic bottle and these easily end up in our waterways. My biggest hate is that Ian prefers groceries in plastic bags instead of the recyclable ones that are always sitting in the back of the car. So I insist on him taking them back to where he got them from. (nasty hey)  

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 22, 2017 at 8:32

After living in a world pre-plastic, I appreciate plastic's many benefits. Mostly for storing food in 'fridges, plastic largely stops food drying out where greaseproof paper never did. What I don't understand - though I have to accept - is how much is not re-used/re-cycled or just put in a waste bin. Acres of the stuff are just left to blow about and end up in Turtle stomachs and like balloons - end up in bird's nests.

It's not the plastic in itself, it's what WE do (or don't do) with it that causes the problem.

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