LET OUR SEA BE PLASTIC BAG FREE - OCEAN GROVE is an environmental based campaign to reduce and where possible eliminate the use of disposable plastic bags by the Ocean Grove community in local retail outlets.
Having seen other regions journey towards being plastic bag free, and having a particular interest in the local marine environment, the Ocean Grove Coast Care Group has committed to running this campaign to create positive change in their community.
Our groups primary focus is to encourage shoppers to change their shopping habits and increase their use of re-usable shopping bags. To do this we are keen to offer our own environmentally friendly jute bags with our campaign graphics, designed by local children from the Barwon Heads Primary school.
The funds will be used to purchase an initial batch of our re-usable jute shopping bags and get people using them!
Being able to provide these bags ongoing to the community will support our broader objectives of:
- Encouraging long-term behaviour change amongst community (consumers and businesses)
- Provide useable alternatives for businesses
- Build bag stock - have in store and at local farmers' markets and available for community purchase
- Implement behaviour change activities e.g. schools, community programs
- Building networks with stakeholders e.g. coastal committee, schools etc.