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.
Coordinator: Taryn Hansen
Social Media: @plastic.free.sa (Instagram), @PlasticFreeSouthAustralia (FB)
Funding Body: Green Industries South Australia
Our impact as at August 1, 2022
*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 The Parade Norwood, Jetty Road Brighton, Adelaide Central Markets, Surf Lifesaving SA, Sturt Football Club vendors, Adelaide Airport vendors, Zoos SA vendors, District Council of Yankalilla and District of Uraidla 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.