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1 October, 2021

Single use plastic workshop huge success

WITH single use plastics now banned in Queensland, Gulf Savannah NRM has begun helping local businesses adapt to the new changes.

By Ellie Fink

Gulf Savannah hosted two workshops at help locals transition to eco-friendly utensils.

WITH single use plastics now banned in Queensland, Gulf Savannah NRM has begun helping local businesses adapt to the new changes. 

Through a free community breakfast in both Mareeba and Georgetown, Gulf Savannah NRM demonstrated eco-friendly replacements for single used utensils such as straws, stirrers, plates, bowls, cutlery and expanded polystyrene takeaway cups and containers. 

Keynote speaker Diane Creasey from Enviromart Australia was present at both events to take questions and give expert advice. 

“We know there’s been some confusion about the changes, and about what they mean for individual businesses,” she said.

“We’ve helped people understand the ban, and we’ve given them information about really good affordable options to replace plastic. 

“Bio-packaging used to be expensive, but the costs have come down and in some cases, eco-friendly products are cheaper than the plastics they’re replacing.”


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