Category Archive: Plastic Bag Free

Bag It film screening & how to fundraise for Plastic Free July

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Date : Thursday, June 30 Time: 06:00 – 09:00 PM Location: Hammock Cafe, 70 Abbott St, Cairns City, QLD 4870 Details: Join us the night before Plastic Free July kicks off for some motivation – courtesy of Bag It! – the film. Bring along your pillows, blankets and snacks to settle in for a passion-igniting story of …

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It All Adds Up: Family Fun Beach Day

  Date : Saturday, June 25 Time: 02:00 – 05:30 PM Location: Yorkeys Knob Foreshore Park (Northern Sims Esplanade) Details: A family friendly event for all ages that aims to raise awareness about plastic consumption and its effects on our environment. With Plastic Free July just around the corner, we would love to show the community what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/06/21/adds-family-fun-beach-day/

Addressing urban water pollution – Cairns Drain Stencil Project Launch

Get in on the ground level. Get outdoors, get creative, meet people and do your bit to protect our local marine environment! Join us on World Environment Day, FridayJune 5th, to help launch the Cairns Drain Stencil Project. Our community volunteer group – the CAFNEC Marine Response Team – are excited to be coordinating this project with the support …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/addressing-urban-water-pollution-cairns-drain-stencil-project-launch/

CAFNEC fighting plastic pollution – 85% support for container deposits

85% SUPPORT FOR QUEENSLAND CONTAINER DEPOSITS Newspoll has found that over 85% of the community support a container deposit scheme. CAFNEC supports the introduction of a deposit on beverage containers like the one that has been successful in SA for many years. Reducing the amount of plastic and glass ending up in landfill and littering our land and sea environment is important to our future and putting a deposit on containers is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/cafnec-fighting-plastic-pollution-85-support-in-for-container-deposits/

Oh My Gok!

Retail giant, Target Australia, has announced it will reintroduce plastic bags in to its stores!!! In 2009, Target lead the way and announced its national ban on single-use plastic bags, with its Managing Director stating: “We all have a role to play in reducing our impact on the environment.  One way is to reduce the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/10/08/oh-my-gok/

Seabirds and plastic pollution

By Mindi Tonak, Sustainability and Climate Change Campaigner Marine debris is a major threat to biodiversity worldwide as the impacts are rapidly intensifying.  More than 270 of the world’s marine animal species are affected by marine debris, but the full extent is unknown.  Plastic pollution has spiralled out of control.  It is estimated that 90% …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/17/seabirds-and-plastic-pollution/

Plastic-Free Push

On July 11th, 2013, Environment Minister Andrew Powell confirmed the Queensland Government would be considering a ban on plastic bags, but by the next day the story had changed.  On Friday, 12th July, Minister Powell said, “The Newman Government will not introduce waste or recycling measures that increase the cost of living for Queenslanders.” We …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/06/plastic-free-push-for-cairns/

Students for a plastic free paradise

Local primary students from Port Douglas State School are doing their part to spread the message about the harmful effects of plastic bags on marine life as part of the Think Outside the Bag project.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/05/13/students-for-a-plastic-free-paradise/

Port Douglas Reusable Bag Launch

The new Port Douglas reusable bag has arrived and is now out there in the community helping to reduce the use of plastic bags as part of the Think Outside the Bag campaign.

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Think Outside the Bag Update

By Mindi Tonak, Sustainability & Climate Change Campaigner, CAFNEC   This is a very exciting time for the Think Outside the Bag campaign as it is gaining a great deal of momentum.  It is moving to see the amount of positive feedback we’ve been receiving from businesses and the public alike.  Recently, The Cairns Post …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/think-outside-the-bag-update/

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