Community groups on the Northern Beaches have been active in sustainability and waste reduction for many years.
They have great strengths and are well placed to inspire and drive changes.
The Collaboration Collective was formed to combine strengths and co-create an impactful and unified approach to reducing single-use plastics. Our mission is to work collaboratively to actively engage with Northern Beaches businesses, schools and communities to swap out single-use plastic. Through regular meetings, facilitated by the Swap for Good team, opportunities to work together are emerging. The members are valuable volunteers and ambassadors within the far-reaching Northern Beaches area.
Are you a community group on the Northern Beaches working to reduce single use plastic? If you would like to be involved in The Collaboration Collective please contact SwapforGood@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Have a look through all these fabulous community groups and learn more about what they are doing for the planet. Contact them directly to get involved.
Takeaway coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the plastic lining. It is estimated we throw away 3 billion every year. Find out which cafes offer a discount if you bring your own reusable cup at Responsible Cafes.
Seaside Scavenge create fun events to educate people about waste streams and the circular economy. You can find them cleaning up waterways with groovy beats and sharing pre-loved goods to connect the community. Find out about the many ways to get involved.
The ‘Sustainable Organisation of Manly’ (SO Manly) is a community-driven network of businesses, organisations and individuals that work together to protect the ocean and the environment.
The Green Team is a youth-led and volunteer social and environmental sustainability initiative. They run clean-up events and a sustainability talk series called, Think Talks.
The Wilderness Society is an independent, non-profit organisation working together with people from all walks of life to protect some of our most precious - and most threatened - places from destruction. They often organise local clean-up events.