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OUR MISSION

NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC

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Manly is a very special place. From its surfing waves to its tranquil bays, its rock pools to its diving schools. From its walking tracks to its bike-hire racks, there’s nowhere else like it in the world. Yet plastic is threatening the future of our beautiful home.

Plastic Free Manly is a community-driven movement, led by a team of locals who are committed to protecting this paradise we call home.

Our mission is to support Manly residents, businesses and visitors to kick the plastic habit and in the process, inspire other communities around the world to do the same.

We’ve decided it is time to change and we’d love for you to be involved.

In 2016, we started by focusing on eliminating single-use plastic bags from Manly. Now we’ve got our sights on the other big offenders; Plastic coffee cups, straws and bottles.

 
 
 

OUR INITIATIVES.

DRIVING AWARENESS

Our advertising campaign will be featured all around Manly since July 2016. Our team, partners and ambassadors have ensured that our message extends to print and social media audiences and beyond.

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SUPPORTING BUSINESES

Our business engagement plan educates, inspires and supports local retailers to make the shift to plastic free. Our volunteer team provides face-to-face support and a promotional toolkit to help businesses communicate their status of plastic free or supporting reducing single-use plastic.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Engaging events throughout the year will further invite community participation. Keep an eye on our social media platforms for up to date information.

 

VISITORS

We are working with local tourism operators to help make it easy for Manly visitors to shop and sip plastic free.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

We have developed partnerships to help strengthen the reach of our message in the hope that it will inspire people all over the world to say no to single-use plastic bags.

 

EMPOWERING YOUTH

Our educational schools presentation will be shared at upcoming school assemblies to inspire our young audience. We have also developed a fundraising opportunity to support school sustainability projects using RPET reusable bags.

 

 
 
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it takes 100-500 years for plastic to Disintegrate

 
 
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TO PROTECT THE LIFESTYLE WE LOVE

 
 
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because we Do THINGS differently here

 
 
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