EPIC new way for councils to act on the ‘plastic pandemic’

A new program to help local councils identify and eliminate single-use plastics from their workplaces has been published.

The Engagement for Plastic-free innovation and Change (EPIC) program was designed by Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA), and includes:

  • a step-by-step EPIC program manual;  
  • access to scientific research and documentaries on plastic pollution, including the award-winning film A Plastic Ocean;
  • four custom workshops run by a POA facilitator;
  • surveys to measure and track changes in workplace plastic habits;
  • plastic waste audit guides and personalised analysis to produce custom data for councils;
  • a database of supply alternatives, including environmental and cost-friendly alternatives;
  • comprehensive procurement support, including unique tips for learning about and changing your procurement;
  • case studies and examples of plastic elimination success; and
  • ongoing advice and support from the POA team throughout the 12-month program.

Council wanting to take the journey towards plastic elimination with POA can register their interest at business@plasticoceans.org.au  

The POA website has more information.