Breaking news, today 7 November 2019 Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the ArtsThe Honourable Leeanne Enoch has announced a single use plastic straw ban in Queensland. The media statement can be viewed here http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/11/7/plastic-pollution-reduction-plan-outlines-way-forward-to-tackle-singleuse-plastics The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is thrilled to … Continue reading Environment Minister of QLD declares single use plastic straw ban
'People often don't realise that like the drain in your sink is connected to the ocean (in a long twisted way) our oceans are all interconnected. Therefore what happens in one ocean can affect what happens in the ocean on your doorstep. Although the Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef is reducing plastic pollution … Continue reading Joining the Coral Sea to the Southern Ocean via ‘sand art’
Most people think of plastic straws when you get a fancy cocktail, a milkshake or perhaps the classic frozen 'slushie'. But once you delve into the world of straws, you soon realise there are more options used than you'd ever imagine. Boats, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, coffee vans, information centres, resorts, motels, gyms and bars are … Continue reading The top performing sector reducing plastic straws across the Great Barrier Reef
Location: Endeavour Fun ship playground, Cairns Esplanade QLD. What was once 120,000 plastic straws is now a stylish new seat on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Thanks to the hard work of The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), millions of straws are now being saved from entering waterways and … Continue reading How many straws does it take to make a seat?
The Cairns esplanade - commonly referred to as the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). With thousands of tourists visiting Cairns and the GBR each year, it is our own social responsibility as locals to set the scene for our visitors by showing them that we care about the environment and are making environmentally … Continue reading Cairns waterfront venues on the right track, with only a few venues still using plastic straws
A canegrower reducing nitrogen use, a farm implementing regenerative grazing principles, a student education program, and a marine biologist campaigning to reduce ocean waste are among the finalists in the 2018 Reef Champion Awards. The Awards, run by the Reef Alliance with support from the Australian and Queensland governments, recognise the outstanding achievements of … Continue reading Last straw Marine biologist one of 3 finalists in Queensland Farmer Federation Awards
No more plastic bags in stores or markets starting Jan 2019 Canggu Weekly paper indicates that Denpasar government have announced that they will be prohibiting the use of plastic bags in shops in 2019. "It would be better if people bring their own bags when shopping, if it can be implemented it will certainly have … Continue reading Bali has declared a war on waste – plastic bag ban 2019.
Nearly all of the boats in Cairns marina that have bars on board are plastic straw free. With our latest boat to join us - Osprey , that journeys out to Fitzroy Island. Fitzroy Island is our first coastal resort and entire island off Cairns to go completely plastic straw free! Green Island is yet … Continue reading Cairns marina nearly plastic straw free
Dairy does it - Mungalli. 1 sept 18 Mungalli Creek Dairy is known to some as the Best Iced Coffee in Australia. Or maybe that's just my dad? No it definitely is one of THE best I have ever tasted, there is a reason this place is on the Tablelands Food Trail. Made with local … Continue reading Dairy does it – Mungalli
Brother Jenkins Café in Cairns joined us in May and use Stainless Steel Straws at their venue - not a single-use straw in site! https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCairns/videos/the-last-straw/1762553457144914/