This source reduction plan was designed by participants in Albany during a workshop funded through Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA Litter Prevention Grants. It aims to reduce the amount of disposable coffee cups that are not disposed of correctly in the area. This is an important issue in the community because discarded coffee cups impact the aesthetic quality of the area and cost the council to clean-up. The cups also break up and have the potential to impact wildlife.
This source reduction plan was designed by participants in Albany during a workshop funded through Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA Litter Prevention Grants. The goal of the source reduction plan is to reduce the amount of plastic drinks bottles in the environment at Princess Royal Harbour. The plastic drinks bottles are discarded by beach users, boaters and visitors; they fall out of vehicles and yachts. It is important for the community to tackle this issue because the ecosystem is impacted as the plastic breaks up, the toxins are accumulated in the food chain, the aesthetic quality of the area is compromised, the cost to clean-up is great and the impact of setting a good example is powerful.
The source reduction plan involves providing recycle bin options and promoting alternatives, for example re-usable bottles. The local sailing club, South West Progress Association, Birdlife Albany and the tourist accommodation providers and attractions will be approached to support the source reduction plan. It is envisaged that they will be able to promote the re-usable bottles and educate visitors. The success of this source reduction plan will be measured during the 2015 WA Beach Clean-up event.
This source reduction plan was designed by participants in Rockingham during a workshop funded through Keep Australia Beautiful Council Litter Prevention Grants. It aims to address bits and pieces of plastic as well as film remnants at South Beach. Between 2011 and 2014, 972 of these items have been recorded in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database at South Beach. This source reduction plan targets those that have been discarded on land rather than the ocean. It is important for the community to act on the pieces of plastic because they are unsightly, kill animals and damage the environment.
This source reduction plan is based around community education. It will involve Fremantle Primary School hosting a poster competition to raise community awareness targeting “Keep our Fremantle beaches litter free”. Coastcare will be approached to help with clean-ups and advice. Children will be awarded a certificate for their participation which will be handed to them by a well-known environmentalist or the Major of Fremantle. The newspaper will be invited to take photographs and thus inform the public. Local shops along South Terrace and close to the beach will be asked to display the winning children’s posters. The success of this source reduction plan will be measured during the 2015 WA Beach Clean-up event.
This source reduction plan was designed by participants in Bunbury during a workshop funded through Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA Litter Prevention Grants. It aims to address plastic lolly wrappers being littered by patrons to a beach front cafe in Bunbury.
Every week the volunteers from Responsible Runners in Bunbury pick up dozens of Mentos wrappers, which they’ve tracked back to the cashier’s counter at a local cafe. The last thing that patrons do is to pay their bill and pick up a mint, the wrapper of which is commonly littered on to the sidewalk and blown onto the local beach.
Piles of single use plates, cups and cutlery often scatter the festival ground as litter, or fill the bins after an event until they overflow. When the big party is over truckloads of rubbish makes its way to the nearest landfill (in the best case scenario) and all the fun ends to grieve for the environment.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Several festivals in the USA have now trialled what has been a well established practice in Europe for decades: Dish and cutlery deposits at events.