Plastic Bag Free Trigg

  • Surfrider Foundation Perth Branch is tackling the issue of plastic pollution in Trigg one plastic bag at a time through the implementation of a bag share initiative called Boomerang Bags.
  • The initiative involves the installation of bag-share, or Boomerang Bag Boxes throughout a target business district. Each box is stocked with re-useable Boomerang Bags for customers to borrow if they have forgotten their own and return on subsequent visits.
  • The availability of free, reusable bags reduces the need for single-use plastic bags, and the encouragement to ‘Borrow and Bring Back’ works to foster the sustainable mentality of re-use, thereby reducing plastic bag consumption in the long term. Each Boomerang Bag is hand-made by volunteers from the local community using donated second-hand materials, keeping the initiative local and sustainable. For more information on how the Boomerang Bags initiative works or how to get Boomerang Bags started in your local community, click here.

Latest blog update here. 

Commonwealth Marine Sanctuaries Review

  • Surfrider Foundation Australia believe marine parks are an important mechanism in managing ocean ecology and protecting biodiversity from the beaches to the seas. We have active, local branches across each bioregion in the reserve network and are actively involved in contributing to the review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves through the development of local and national submissions and actions.
  • Surfrider Foundation Australia was involved in the original stakeholder discussions during the development and creation of the Commonwealth marine reserve network, and believe that there remain significant gaps and conflicts of zoning in the reserve network.
  • Our local branch network including our Perth and Margret River branches will continue to engage with the Commonwealth Marine Reserves community consultation process.

Latest blog update here. 

Plastic Bag Free Margaret River

  • Surfrider Foundation Margaret River Branch and a number of local community groups have joined forces to tackle the issue of plastic pollution from plastic shopping bags in Margaret River through the implementation of a bag share initiative called Boomerang Bags.
  • The initiative involves the installation of bag-share, or Boomerang Bag Boxes throughout a target business district. Each box is stocked with re-useable Boomerang Bags for customers to borrow if they have forgotten their own and return on subsequent visits.
  • The availability of free, reusable bags reduces the need for single-use plastic bags, and the encouragement to ‘Borrow and Bring Back’ works to foster the sustainable mentality of re-use, thereby reducing plastic bag consumption in the long term. Each Boomerang Bag is hand-made by volunteers from the local community using donated second-hand materials, keeping the initiative local and sustainable. For more information on how the Boomerang Bags initiative works or how to get Boomerang Bags started in your local community, click here.

Latest blog update here. 

Responsible Cafes 

  • Surfrider Foundation Margaret River Branch volunteers are engaging with local Margaret River businesses through the Responsible Cafes program, which connects responsible cafes with conscious consumers by encouraging cafes to offer a discount to customers with reusable takeaway cups. 
  • 1 billion takeaway cups and lids are landfilled or littered each year in Australia and, contrary to popular belief, they are poorly recyclable and only rarely composted due to inadequate industrial composting facilities and the difficulty of getting the cups/lids there.
  • The Responsible Cafe’s program is a national project developed by Responsible Cafes. Surfrider Foundation Branches are proud to be apart of the many local community groups implementing this targeted and effective program around Australia. 
  • Find out more about Responsible Cafes here. 

Latest blog update here.