Don't Be A Sucker

An estimated 6 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean; 44% of all seabirds with rubbish in their stomachs; sea turtles, seals, whales, sharks and dolphins becoming sick or dying from entanglement or ingestion of marine debris. When will it end?

Every hour approximately 1.6 million tonnes of waste (known as marine debris) enters the ocean. In Australia alone we use around 170 million single-use plastic shopping bags each year!

Now think about takeaway coffee cups, plastic straws, plastic cutlery, takeaway containers, food wrappers…where do they all end up?

It sounds overwhelming and…well, it is. However, the good news is that we all have the ability to create positive change and reverse the tide on marine debris. It starts with the choices that we make each and every day.

This is how our Don’t Be A Sucker Campaign (DBAS) was born. An alliance between our grassroots community work and our collaborative partner Waste Warriors work in shifting businesses towards more waste-neutral programs.


So, What is it?

Plastic Free Businesses

It’s simple:

1)    Businesses take the pledge to go single-use plastic free or to begin addressing the issue;

2)    Positive Change for Marine Life and Waste Warriors assist businesses to transition away from single-use plastic through tailored approaches to suit their business, maximising community support and minimising financial strain;

3)    Together we launch the DBAS Campaign through events, media and community gatherings;

4)    We assist with branding, with DBAS Campaign stickers in shop windows, advertising supporting businesses via our website and raising the profile of participating businesses in the community;

5)    We educate patrons of participating businesses through a variety of education and awareness programs tailored specifically to who they are and the type of business they are frequenting.


Want your business to be a part of our Don't Be A Sucker Campaign?

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