Kingborough Council is working with Boomerang Alliance’s Plastic Free Places Program to encourage local business to ditch single-use plastic.
Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the project was supporting local businesses to adapt and reduce plastic pollution at its source.
“Plastic Free Places Tasmania is funded to provide free assistance to food retailers, helping make the transition away from single use plastics as simple as possible,” Cr Wriedt said.
“This is a great initiative!
“As a Council we are committed to ensuring that waste is avoided and minimised wherever possible.
“This program provides the education and assistance to help businesses make this transition.
“I’m sure that there are many local business owners who would like to start making changes, but simply don’t have the time,” Cr Wriedt said.
The Program Coordinator, Troy Furner said that across Australia, single-use plastics were being banned because of the pollution they created.
“Plastic single-use containers are quickly being replaced with reusable or compostable items, which customers prefer,” said Mr Furner.
“It’s a massive win for the environment, and we look forward to assisting small businesses in their transition.”
Thanks to a grant from the Commonwealth Government, the program can now offer the support to our local businesses.
Plastic Free Places Tasmania Program is run by the Boomerang Alliance, Australia’s peak not-for-profit waste organisation.
“This is a tried-and-true program that we have rolled out in nine communities across Australia.
“We have helped businesses in these communities eliminate over 11 million pieces of single-use plastic.”
If you are a business owner in Kingborough and would like help to make the transition from plastic to an alternative source please reach out to program coordinator, Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org or to join and receive more information please visit Plastic Free Places