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Plastic Free July…and onwards

Join us in reducing Plastic Use and Single Use this July.

Each Friday we will focus on 1 of the BIG 4 single use plastic items that are easy to replace with a Reusable item. The aim is to assist and show you how easy it can be to minimise plastic and single use waste while shopping at The Beaches Market. Join us for 1 week or all 4 weeks!
  • Week 1, Friday 6th July: Bags

    – Single Use Plastic Bags will no longer be available at The Beaches Market so bring your own bag, shopping trolley, esky, cooler bag , produce bags or basket. If you forget your bag we have assorted bags for sale and also  Boomerang Bags available.  You are welcome to donate any clean and in good condition bags you have at home to our collection. A small number of ‘Decorate your own Bag’ will be available for purchase, great as a school holiday activity.
  • We also have a competition to WIN a Rolser or one of our  ‘The Beaches Reusable Bundles’ (details are below on the contents of the bag) To Enter Simply :
  • Follow @TheBeachesMarket & @The.Beaches.Reusables on either Facebook or Instagram. (or both)
  • Post a Picture of you using your own bag or a tip about which bags to use or how to use.Tag us and Use the hashtag #TheBeachesReusables .
You will receive 1 x Entry in the draw for each time you do this.

Drawn on Thursday 19th July at 5pm and announced on Instagram & Facebook. Must be collected from The Beaches Market.

  • Week 2 – Friday 13th July : Coffee Cups

    – Bring your own Cup and receive 1 entry in the draw to win a Rolser Shopping trolley or one of our The Beaches Reusable Bundles (details about this bag are below). We will also have mugs/cups available to be used on the day. Return them to The Beaches Market Stall to receive 1 entry. Donations of unwanted mugs are welcome as we may continue this if it is successful.         Tag a picture of you using a reusable Cup at The Beaches Market to receive another entry! Drawn on Thursday 19th July at 5pm with winner announced on Facebook & Instagram. Must be collected from The Beaches Market.
  • Week 3 – Friday 20th July : Water Bottles 

    The sale of water in plastic bottles will not be available in July. If you are feeling thirsty take a drink from the filtered water bubbler or refill your bottle. Reusable stainless steel bottles will be available for purchase if you don’t already have 100 of them at home.
  • Week 4 – Friday 27th July : Straws

    – Plastic straws will no longer be available at The Beaches Market and will be replaced with paper straws. Bamboo, Metal & Glass straws are available for purchase. All Things Acai have Bamboo straws available for $2 with the purchase of a smoothie. Rrp is $2.50
We have some reusable items and non plastic items available to purchase at our First Aide/Information stall. The Beaches Reusable Bag costs $25 and contains the following items:
  •  The Beaches Market Hessian Bag
  • 2 x Onya Produce Mesh Bags
  • 1 x Bamboo Toothbrush
  • 2 x bamboo straws, brush & Pouch
  • 1 x Calico bag: great for bread, herbs or as a shopping bag
  • Surprise Reusable items. (There may be some variations between bags)

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