Current Projects

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Port Stephens Plastic Free Water

Eco Destination

Seabin for Nelson Bay

Terracycle Bin Hub

Educating the Next Generation

Green Caffeen

Partnership with Green My Plate

Boomerang Park Boomerang Bags

Port Stephens Plastic Free Water

If you love Port Stephens as much as we do you will want to be part of this initiative!
Plastic Free Port Stephens has teamed up with Bluesky Beverages to create Port Stephens Plastic Free Water. It's Reusable, Recyclable, and looks awesome!

Why we are doing this:

  • They are reusable, dishwasher safe, and made from recycled aluminum
  • Recyclable in the NSW return & earn deposit scheme
  • 70% of aluminum bottles and cans make it to recycling in Australia
  • Recycling aluminum requires less energy and reduces the carbon footprint through repeated cycles
  • The introduction of aluminum bottles will help to save 40 tonnes of plastic per year in Australia
  • The actual bottle options are not only functional for reuse they represent our ‘Incredible by Nature’ coastline and become a part of ongoing branding for our local area
  • They give back to the community by supporting PFPS projects

Eco Destination

Our ultimate goal at PFPS is to encourage and support Port Stephens in becoming a certified Eco Destination. While we know this is a huge venture all our projects are based around the criteria of becoming an Eco Destination. We believe that bringing all community organizations, Port Stephens Council and Destination Port Stephens together for the common goal of protecting our greatest and natural assets will not only benefit Port Stephens businesses but also its residents for generations to come. To find out more visit Eco Tourism

Seabin for Nelson Bay

PFPS is collaborating with d’Albora marina to bring a Seabin to Nelson Bay. Approval has been given by the Marina and funding has been donated by local businessman Greg Wells from Custom Built Projects, and we are currently working out the logistics of getting the bin emptied and maintained with the head office of d’Albora. We are also seeking funding and permission for another Seabin at the opposite end of the Marina.

Terracycle Bin Hub

PFPS is collaborating with Salamander Bay Recycling Centre to bring the Port Stephens community a collection hub for specific items to be recycled. This project is a tangible way for the community to monitor the amount of waste we keep out of landfills and support businesses & individuals in recycling. To learn more, visit Terracycle

Our Terracycle Hub is now available at Salamander Bay Recycling centre! Check out what you can drop off here!

Educating the Next Generation

Planet Warrior Education is a local organization that has created a Plastic Pollution Education program for primary school students. PFPS hopes to support PWE in rolling out this program in all Port Stephens Schools. Currently looking for funding for this project and have put the proposal to Port Stephens Council.

Green Caffeen

Green Caffeen is a growing initiative to encourage the use of Keep cups and negate the use of single-use coffee cups. We currently have 5 Cafes interested in bringing Green Caffeen to the Bay and are working with Port Stephens Council to roll out the initiative in the whole of Port Stephens as part of a larger scheme with the Hunter Valley and other LGA’s. Find out more about Green Caffeen

Green Caffeen has now rolled out in Port Stephens! Have you got the app yet? Commit to doing your bit and support our local cafes who are going green with Green Caffeen. Check out the news here!

Partnership with Green My Plate

PFPS have partnered with Green My Plate to assist this growing startup in rolling out their services in the Port Stephens, Newcastle & Hunter Valley Regions. Green My Plate is eliminating single-use food packaging from schools, businesses, and events by providing reusable plates, bowls, and cutlery, and wash stations. Saving the world one plate at a time. Find out more about Green My Plate

Boomerang Park Boomerang Bags

PFPS support Boomerang Park Boomerang Bags in Raymond Terrace by selling their bags on our website. Check them out on our online shop. If you would like to volunteer your time, donate materials or purchase a bag simply contact us at plasticfreeportstephens@gmail.com and we can assist you in supporting this amazing organisation also.

Coming soon... Clothing Swaps

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Schools Engagement Program

Waste Expand

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Community Bag Stand

Coming in October! Stay Tuned

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Waterways Clean Up

Coming in 2020! Stay Tuned

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Community Bag Stand

Coming in 2020! Stay Tuned

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