Port Macquarie-Hastings Council engaged Impact Environmental as part of their Plastic Free July campaign. Impact worked in collaboration with market organisers & coordinators to develop plastic bag free action plans for three local markets.
The plans focused on practical strategies to support vendors, attendees and the coordinators to remove or replace the use of plastic bags. In addition to the action plans, educational material was developed & tailored for vendors and attendees.
During the month of July Impact coordinated a stall at each market and hand delivered hundreds of reusable bags, and engaged attendees to take personal actions to reduce the use of single use plastics.