Tag Archive: plastic bag free

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

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2016/06/21/adds-family-fun-beach-day/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/cafnec-fighting-plastic-pollution-85-support-in-for-container-deposits/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/06/plastic-free-push-for-cairns/

Creating a plastic free paradise

CAFNEC recently kicked off the Think Outside the Bag campaign, to encourage a phase-out of plastic bags in a couple of trial areas in the far north. One of these areas is Port Douglas, where we’re excited to be working with the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group and Tangaroa Blue. Think Outside the Bag is about …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/creating-a-plastic-free-paradise/

Environmental Film Night – FREE!

Tues 28 August, at “The Pavilion” Community Tent at The Village on the Esplanade CAFNEC presents three environmental films to stimulate and educate.  Bring your friends out for an intimate evening on the Esplanade with CAFNEC, as part of Festival Cairns 2012. 5.15pm –  Bimblebox –  a documentary that highlights the grass-roots battles between coal …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/08/17/environmental-film-night-free/

Think Outside the Bag: Keep paradise plastic bag free

CAFNEC are about to launch a plastic bag campaign, to phase out single use plastic bags in three trial areas in the far north. These trial areas will most likely be Babinda, Port Douglas and a portion of Cairns CBD. We recently ran a competition on Facebook to name the campaign, and after many great entries, the winning name for the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/think-outside-the-bag-keep-paradise-plastic-bag-free/