Our Mission

Noosa is leading the charge to be Australia’s first Plastic Free community.

Places where people want to visit and live and that are sustainable don’t happen by chance - they are a product of visionary thinking and smart planning, and this community program highlights Noosa’s commitment to reducing single-use plastic. Plastic Free Noosa aims to help local businesses, residents and visitors to Noosa easily eliminate single-use plastics from their everyday life.

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Eliminate Target Item: Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

Eliminate Target Item: Single Use Take-Away coffee Cups & Lids

Recycle Common Waste & Redeem with Containers for Change

Accept reusable foodware & drinkware

Source wholesale products in plastic free or sustainable packaging

Compost Organics

Use & Provide Refillable Amenities

Waste Warrior Diaries

As a first-time Waste Warrior volunteer, the abundance of positivity and knowledge at the Noosa Festival of Surfing gave me a strong sense of hope and community. It sounds cliche, I know, but I’m sure those who have also worked or volunteered hands on with environmental conservation and sustainability will know the feeling.

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Riding a Sustainable Wave

A leading example of the possibilities for environmentally conscious events. Learn how the 2024 Noosa Festival of Surfing was able to reduce it's impact through the 3 main indicators of Waste, Energy, and Water.

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Meet our Ambassador

Driven by a strong passion for environmental conservation and social studies, Ash spent her childhood in Noosa sailing, surfing and immersed in nature. Inspired by the beauty that surrounds her, she now channels this passion into action and her creative practices.

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Meet the Champs - Sunshine Social

Our first champion spotlight is Sunshine Social. This cafe and roastery is well loved by locals for not only incredible coffee, but outstanding community involvement and an authentic, positive atmosphere.

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Our Impact so far

Business Members
Single use plastic eliminated
Plastic Free Champions

Plastic Free Champions

These are businesses in Noosa who have significantly reduced their plastic footprint.
We set high expectations and don't give Champion status away lightly, so this is a real achievement and we encourage you to support these businesses to let them know that you appreciate the steps they have taken to protect our environment.

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Ready to go plastic free? Plastic Free Noosa helps to protect the environment by empowering the Noosa community in eliminating single-use plastics through direct engagement, recognition and facilitating circular economies.

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