Name: Plastic Free SA.
Community: Adelaide, SA, and surrounds.
Project Initiated: July 2019.
On-ground commencement: September 2019.
Project Model: Precinct model, operating in selected business precincts in Adelaide and surrounds, not open to events. Precincts included are: Adelaide Central Market, The Parade, Norwood, Norwood, Surf Life Saving SA, Jetty Rd, Brighton, Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Zoo, Sturt Football Football Club, Yankalilla LGA, Museum of South Australia, Flinders Medical Centre and Uraidla Township.
Coordinators: Taryn Hansen and Kelly Smith.
Social Media: @plastic.free.sa (Instagram). @PlasticFreeSouthAustralia (FB).
Funding Body: Green Industries South Australia.
Our current impact (as at Mar 31, 2020) is...
* Plastic Free Champions are members that have eliminated all of our key plastic items (straws, coffee cups & lids, takeaway containers & lids, food ware (cutlery, plates, cups etc), water bottles & bags).
Working with Adelaide Central Market, Norwood Parade, Jetty Road Brighton and Surf Life Saving SA to transition their businesses to plastic-free.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with with over ten major local suppliers, (covering the majority of the packaging supply chain in Adelaide) allowing us to remain up to date with current product lines and ensuring information we give to members is correct.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with both commercial composters in Adelaide and keeping up with changes in composting requirements to ensure we recommend acceptable products to our members.
Working with the Norwood Concert Hall to purchase reusable glassware for their events, instead of using single-use plastic cups, dramatically reducing waste from events.