Kingborough Alliance: Reducing
waste in the marine and coastal environment
Waste is a logistical, financial, social and environmental
issue for Kingborough.
Between March 2014 and March 2015, SLIK will focus on the issue of waste and engage a broad range of stakeholders who utilise
Kingborough's coastal public spaces including; kayakers, dog walkers, divers,
aquaculture operations and Coastcare to collect and monitor waste found in
SLiK will then monitor and analyse the types
of waste collected and then provide information back in a way that will raise awareness about waste and motivate
behaviour change resulting in reduced waste, threat to species in the coastal
environment, and increased community engagement in its ongoing care. The
project will cover the coastal area from Kingston Beach to Woodbridge.
The following tasks make up the project
1. Engage with stakeholders including; Tassal, Kingborough Council, Tinderbox West
Coastcare groups, school and SLiK members in waste collection and monitoring
(May to August)
2. Coordinate waste collection and develop monitoring and recording system (July
3. Research and high level analysis of waste: types, causes and behaviours leading
to waste in the marine and coastal environment (ongoing from May to March 2015)
4. Research impact of litter on marine and coastal flora, fauna and human use of
coastal environments (ongoing from May to March 2015)
5. Engage community in awareness raising and education sessions September to March
2015 (final one being at Love Living Locally March 2015)
If you would like to provide us with feedback, your ideas or
to participate in waste reduction activities please follow the link to our
online survey and we will make contact with you:
Love Living Sustainably
“Sustainability” means different
things to different people.
What does it mean to you – at home,
work and in your community?
Share your practical actions on our Facebook page and tell us how they make a difference.
This activity will provide SLiK with ideas for future projects and inspire others to try out ideas they hadn’t thought about.
One simple example: Riding a bike
- Saves us $ in fuel costs
- Reduces our carbon emissions
- Increases our health and fitness
- We feel more relaxed and sleep better
- We meet more people out on our bikes
- We get to know our neighbourhood better
- We are being an example to others
- We don’t buy as much at the grocery store because we have to pedal it home
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