The Parade, Norwood to trial plastic free pilot
The Parade, Norwood has been selected to participate in the state government’s voluntary business/retailer led ‘Plastic Free Precincts’ pilot program.
Boomerang Alliance along with the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will provide on-the-ground support for participating businesses and community sites to make the transition away from single-use plastics towards reusable, recyclable or compostable alternatives.
The pilot will focus on:
- plastic drinking straws
- single-use coffee cups
- plastic beverage containers
- plastic bags (all types)
- take-away plastic serving ware (cutlery etc)
- take-away polystyrene food packaging.
What you can do to support the pilot and go plastic free
- dine in instead of getting take away
- bring your own reusable bag
- say no to plastic bags (use a box, carry smaller amounts of items in your hands)
- bring your own refillable water bottle
- bring your own reusable straw
- treat yourself to an ice cream cone instead of a container with a plastic spoon (or bring your own spoon)
- bring your own container for take-away
- bring your own coffee cup
- bring your own fresh produce bags.
The Plastic Free Precinct pilots will identify opportunities and challenges associated with transitioning away from single-use plastic products and inform legislation. The government intends to legislate to ban single-use plastics in 2020.
For more information, visit: Green Industries SA - Plastic Free Precincts