A wonderful part of living in Australia is being able to participate and have access to our numerous sporting and community organisations, which includes charities, religious groups, and non-for-profits. There are many times when members are gathered together over food, drinks or ceremonies.

Did you know that the NSW Plastics Ban that is coming into place from 1 June means that a lightweight plastic bag is not able to be supplied, even for free, by any business or organisation? Or that from 1 November single use cutlery including stirrers cannot be handed out?

The Better Business Partnership is a sustainability program, funded by Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby Councils on Sydney’s North Shore.  We support not only small businesses but also social enterprises and community groups to make them successful through sustainability, with a focus on single use plastic through the Bye Bye Plastic Hello BYO initiative.

BBP is hosting a FREE ONLINE session with support from the NSW EPA to provide a forum for discovery and discussion on how the Plastics Ban applies to all sporting, community and volunteer groups. The session will cover:

  1. When each plastic ban is coming into force
  2. which single use plastic items are being banned;
  3. What scenarios these banned items feature in with sporting and community groups; and
  4. what are the easy and viable alternatives available to ensure compliance.

Our special guests are Plastic Free Sophia, who as a 14 year old school girl started the Ban the Plastic Bag petition and garnered over 10 000 signatures, which finally is culminating in this ban from 1 June and who is involved with the new Sustainable Sports Program.  We are also so happy to have local Ku-ring-gai Environmental Citizen of the Year Jen Stokes from Ku-ring-gai Boomerang Bags to inspire us with how to integrate community and environment in a fun and rewarding way!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2022 6.30-7.30PM
WHERE: ON ZOOM (Will be recorded)
Register for your free spot here.