Refill not Landfill is celebrating its recent expansion into Bundaberg by launching a Clean Beach Challenge to further cut the amount of plastic finding its way into the environment.
The challenge is simple, with residents asked to collect a 500ml jar or milk carton with microplastics, in return for a $15 gift voucher for the refill station.
Refill not Landfill owner Beverley Whip said the aim of the challenge was to encourage people to spend more time outdoors, helping to keep the local environment clean.
“The Clean Beach Challenge can provide a fun environment that fuels an awakening towards the need to examine our consumer lifestyles,” Beverley said.
“After picking up all the plastics and specifically single use plastics off the beach, it’s hard to ever go back to using them or not speak up against them.
“It’s a small part in a big problem. Nevertheless, we are thankful and happy about every single piece of plastic that does no longer pollute the environment.”
Refill not Landfill recently expanded its refill stations into Bundaberg and relocated its Bargara station.
The stations stock a range of products which are sold by weight, allowing you to fill any bottle, providing another opportunity to cut single-use plastics.
“Instead of throwing away your plastic bottles after one use, you can refill them again and again.
“We carry home and body products: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face and body lotion, multipurpose cleaner, laundry powder, laundry liquid, washing up liquid, fabric softener, dishwashing powder, disinfectant, and castile soap.”
Take part in the Clean Beach Challenge:
- Fill a 500mL jar or milk carton with microplastics which are up to 1cm in size
- Send a photo of the jar on the beach to Refill Not Landfill messenger or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exchange the jar for a $15 gift voucher at either the Book Boutique Bargara or Bundaberg
All products from Refill not Landfill are eco-friendly and Australian made.
You can find out more about Refill not Landfill on Facebook here.
The refill stations can be found at both the Book Boutique Bargara and Bundaberg.
The Book Boutique Bundaberg
55 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
Monday – Saturday 9am – 2pm
The Book Boutique Bargara
1-5 Bauer Street, Bargara
Monday to Friday 9am – 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 3pm
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