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Beeswax workshop wraps up environmental message

Young Bundaberg Region residents will create attractive, environmentally friendly beeswax wraps like this one at Elliott Heads tomorrow.

A beeswax wrap workshop at Elliott Heads Hall tomorrow will enable young people to exercise their creativity while helping the environment.

An increased awareness of the harm done by waste plastic is encouraging many people to discover a more sustainable way of doing things, and beeswax wraps are a great way to keep food fresh and eliminate the need for plastic wrapping.

Bundaberg Regional Council portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said people aged 12 to 25 would be involved with the booked-out free workshop.

“This workshop is a great way to introduce people to the many simple but effective ways in which they can be a part of the solution to the world’s plastic problem,” Cr McPhee said.

“The wraps are made from natural materials including beeswax, jojoba or coconut oil, tree resin and 100 per cent cotton.

“They are also reusable, needing only a little soap and water to clean and, when they eventually wear out, they are biodegradable and can be disposed of simply by cutting them into strips and adding them to your compost.”

The workshop is a Project Green Book initiative, funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and ABC Heywire in partnership with the #LessIsMore4GBR project.

Project Green Book aims to encourage Australian youth to connect with their local natural environment and to build and strengthen local communities.

The Bundaberg Region is one of 16 locations throughout Australia selected to deliver the project.

Partnering with schools, youth groups and community organisations, Council conducts a series of environmental projects throughout the region to help young people gain hands-on experience with, and knowledge about, environmental care.

The workshop is fully booked.