The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the Official Campaign © eradicating single-use plastic straws in venues operating on and around the GBR. Launching in 2016, by Marine Biologist Nicole Nash, the movement has seen 377 venues register, resulting in around 4.5million less plastic straws from being used per year. The data … Continue reading Founder of the Last Straw on the GBR made redundant and couldn’t be happier
Nicole Nash - Founder and manager of The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef GUY PEARCE PRESENTS LANDMARK TELEVISION EVENT ON NETWORK 10SHOWCASING INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TRAILBLAZERS Thirty-six incredible Australian stories of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to make our country a better place. With cutting-edge innovations they are proving that we can … Continue reading Founder of the Last Straw on the GBR recognised as an Australian Innovator – Advancing Australia tv series airing Channel 10, 6pm 27 March 2021
'The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef was just an idea, as no else was doing anything like this in this space...now it has helped drive legislative change in Queensland'Nicole Nash, Founder of The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef As part of Queensland’s plan to tackle plastic pollution (PDF, 4 MB) and following support from … Continue reading Last Straw commended for efforts & data collected -Queensland bans various single use plastics
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.