Encouraging sustainable festive seasons - free of plastic, balloons and single use decorations. FREE to borrow and bring back for Northern Beaches residents & events. Please message
https://www.facebook.com/boomerangbuntingnorthernbeaches or call 0401 000 898 for more information and secure your bunting. They run on trust so no deposit required. How good is that!
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #beachescouncil #boomerangbags #plasticfree #dontinflatetocelebrate #noballoons #nbcuc #party #greatidea
Great idea by David Irvine.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #repurpose #upcycle #upcycled #repurposed #greatidea #lightbulb
How good is this?
How good is https://www.arniesrecon.com/
Their January calendar is out - free pick up and recycling of electronics and appliances. If your exact area isn't listed book in anyway. They'll swing by! Bookings are essential at arniesrecon.com/
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #recycling #recycle
Old sport shoes
Rebel Sports and Athlete's Foot's recycling program turn old sneakers into gym mats, retail flooring and anti-fatigue mats. According to ASGA, the program aims to reduce the waste created from the 25 million pairs of sports shoes imported to Australia each year.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #shoes #recycle #sneakers #recycling
You learn something new every day
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #repurchase #reuse #clever #smart
Thank you Kate
A huge thank you to the lovely crew member Kate who tackled "Little Manly" on her own, this afternoon. You're such an inspiration and legend and we're all very grateful for what you do.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #northernbeaches #little manly #beachcleanup #litter #rubbish
Trees made from trees Why not upcycle some pallets or wood and make a reusable tree, rather than having a plastic tree that eventually will end up in landfill or buying a tree only to be grown to be chopped down and put inside for a week or two?
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #repurpose #upcycle #christmastree #Christmas #pallet #palletwood
A New Beer Clip Reuse & Recycling Scheme Launches In Australia!
Beer-drinkers will now be able to recycle their beer clips via selected Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores!
The beer clips will be reused by local breweries to reduce the amount going into landfill!
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #recycle #recycling #beer #beerlover #beachcleanup #beers
Donkey dead because of balloon
Another dead animal because of a balloon. This time it is a donkey in Tennessee that passed away.
"Well I have the results from the vet. She choked to death on a balloon. The string was all the down into her stomach but the bulk of the balloon was stuck in her throat. I wish people wouldn’t release balloons. They end up in places that they shouldn’t and donkeys will eat anything. My little Ninnie died over a memorial balloon someone let go! It was not a very big balloon but rather a small rubber one. Now I will be checking every inch of my property for items like this. I can’t deal with another death. PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE BALOONS TO REMEMBER SOMEONE BY. THEY END UP HURTING OTHERS. I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me messages and for all the lovely comments. At only 3 months she had me totally wrapped around her little hoof! I will have her ashes back next week. I have ordered a special ceramic donkey from a friend that she is painting to look just like her to put her ashes in." ~ Tracy Trey Franklin
#balloon #turtlekiller #balloons #northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #balloonsblow #beachcleanup #donkey
Sweden have a very sophisticated recycling system that allows them to capture materials that can be used again (metals, glass, paper, plastics, etc) and send less than 1% of waste to landfills, and they have many cogeneration plants that incinerate the rest to generate heat and electricity to help run their cities. Go Sweden!
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #recycling #recycle #Sweden
Tag someone who needs to know this
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Did you know you can use the peel from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes to make colourful shapes for threading, sensory and loose parts play. They smell lovely, make fun christmas decorations and are a great way to use up peel leftover from eating or baking. Click here for a handy photo guide to making your own: https://childsplayabc.wordpress.com/.../citrus-peel-play.../
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #betterthanballoons #plasticfree #citrus
Upcycled push car
Adele Jacobson upcycled this old push car for her older Pomeranian. She painted it to match her car. "He loves going for rides since he doesn’t walk that far and I like this better than a stroller. He’s definitely a head turner."
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #upcycle #repurchase #upcycling #pushcar #dog #greatidea
Contact lenses and packaging waste can be recycled at Spec Savers in Stockland, Balgowlah.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #recycle #recycling #nbcuc
Toys - how many have your children got that are not made from plastic?
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #toys #plastic #plasticfree
Don't know what to do with old phones or batteries? Here's one solution.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #batteries #recycling #recycle #mobilephones #phones
Dee Why Lagoon
You never know what you'll find in Dee Why lagoon.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #NBCUC #beachcleanup #Deewhy #Deewhylagoon #litter #rubbish #door
In early 1992 a shipping container travelling from Hong Kong to the USA lost a container during a storm. That container collided with another floating container (it is estimated 1382 are lost at sea each year) releasing 29,000 yellow rubber duckies into the ocean.
The 19,000 ducks that went south have been found on the shores of Australia Indonesia and even Chile.
The 10,000 ducks that were caught in northerly currents did a 3 year circuit of the North Pacific Ocean where some ended up in Hawaii and many in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Despite becoming marine debris, oceanographers did learn a lot about invisible ocean currents by following their journeys. Especially interesting was the group of ducks that drifted north through the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia.
Drifting 2km a day in a frozen pack across the Arctic Ocean they were spotted in the Atlantic Ocean 5 years later.
Some landed on the east coast of the USA whilst others continued in currents being found in Scotland in 2007, 17 years after they went overboard! They travelled over 27,000 km in tact and not even sun bleached!
The ducks highlight just how connected the oceans are and how marine debris can be dropped in one part of the world and end up in another part of the world decades later. That’s a lot of opportunity to cause havoc with marine animals and birds.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #beachcleanup #ducks #litter
There is no away
There is no away.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #litter #trash #rubbish #beachcleanup
Credit Eco with Em
Think before you drink
Think before you drink
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #takeaway #keepcup #takeawaycoffee
Soyfish containers are not part of the 2022 single-use-plastic ban in NSW 2022. What can we do?
1. Don't buy them.
2. These pesky fish-shaped soy sauce containers have a habit of hanging around. Can they be recycled? Yes, but this comes with a caveat. Even if properly disposed of, small items like sushi fish can be lost at the recycling plant.
This is because the machinery used to sort recyclables has size limits. Only items as large as a business card will go through. Anything smaller ends up in the landfill pile.
Put them inside a bigger plastic container, like a bottle or tub. Keep them contained within something else of the same material. This goes for other small things, such as metal lids. Put them in an old tin can and squeeze the can shut so the lids don’t fall out. Remember: like goes with like when it comes to combining materials.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #nbcuc #soyfish #plastic #plasticfree #solstice #recycle #recycling
We did it!
BREAKING NEWS! The NSW state parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of the laws we have been fighting for, enacting a ban on single-use plastics starting next year.
From 1 June 2022, lightweight plastic shopping bags will finally be banned in NSW, the only state who still allows them. Plastic bags are one of the most lethal plastics for ocean wildlife, entangling seabirds and choking turtles who mistake them for jellyfish.
From 1 November 2022, the following single-use plastics will also be banned:
Polystyrene food / drink containers
Disposable plates and bowls
Incredibly, a last minute amendment to ban plastic plates and bowls was successful - thanks to sustained pressure from ocean lovers! All of your calls and emails added up, convincing politicians to get rid of these difficult to recycle plastics.
With our victory, NSW will go from being laggard to leader, with one of the most comprehensive bans on single-use plastics in the country. More information: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/.../phasing-out-single-use...
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Woolies in Tasmania
From today all Woolworths stores in Tasmania will allow customers to bring their own container to be filled at the supermarket's deli, meat and seafood counters.
Aimed to reduce the amount of disposable plastic containers and wrapping, the Tasmanian trial follows in the footsteps of a successful pilot at Woolworths' Crows Nest store in Sydney as well as its new West End store in Queensland.
All customers have to do is to let the staff member behind the counter know that they wish to use a container. The staff member will then adjust the tare weight to suit the container and fill it to the shopper's preferred amount.
Each BYO container that is used will be provided a printed barcode sticker to use at the checkout.
To be used, all containers brought by customers to be filled must be clean and in "good condition" and have a sealable lid. Glass or single-use plastic will not be accepted. Only produce that is sold by weight at the deli, meat and seafood counters can be used as part of the program, excluding salads that are sold by volume. Similar trials in NSW and Victoria are expected to be rolled out next year.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #NBCUC #plastic #plasticfree #plasticfreeproduce #woolies #byo #byocontainer
Passionfruits at Coles
This is frustrating and not good enough Coles. Coles has a policy called "Together to Zero Waste" and it states:
"We’re working with industry partners, suppliers and customers to increase food security, reduce waste and overall, conserve our valuable resources. We recognise the role we can play in reducing packaging and food waste."
Well, it doesn't look like you're recognising the role you play with passionfruits and their packaging.
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #NBCUC #plastic #plasticfree #plasticfreeproduce #Coles #passionfruit
David Jones is helping out
David Jones has teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle beauty packaging. Best is to buy products free from plastic but it can be difficult at times, so this is the second best option. Read more about it here: https://www.davidjones.com/beauty-cycle
#northernbeachescleanupcrew #recycle #recycling #plasticfree #plastic #nbcuc