Litter Hotspots: Plastic Bag Free Warburton

The Plastic Bag Free Warburton initiative was developed to reduce the amount of plastic bag litter entering the Upper Yarra River, and the overall amount of plastic litter in the Warburton community. The project partnered with local groups and businesses to deliver community education programs, support traders, develop plastic bag alternatives and conduct tourist promotional and educational activities. The project also developed communication tools and messaging to raise awareness and build local capacity to continue to reduce the amount of plastic litter entering local stormwater drains and the Upper Yarra River.

Key achievements from this project included:

  • 2,060 Boomerang Bags made
  • over 300kg of litter collected 
  • 14 new partnerships established.

 

Resources

  • Case study: Plastic bag free Warburton Case Study 942 KB

    This case study explores initiatives to make Warburton the first town along the Yarra River to be plastic bag free, and reduce the overall amount of plastic litter in the local community.

  • Plastic Bag Free Warburton - Litter Prevention Program Final Report Report 3.5 MB

    This report was written by Plastic Bag Free Warburton as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Litter Prevention Program'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches undertaken to be the first town along the Yarra River to be plastic bag free and reduce the amount of plastic litter in the Warburton community. 

Last updated: 15/12/2017