The top performing sector reducing plastic straws across the Great Barrier Reef

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

How many straws does it take to make a seat?

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?

Cairns waterfront venues on the right track, with only a few venues still using plastic straws

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

Last straw Marine biologist one of 3 finalists in Queensland Farmer Federation Awards

  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

Bali has declared a war on waste – plastic bag ban 2019.

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.