Replace single-use plastic bottles

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Single-use water bottles are one of the key items we have focused on to assist elimination from our members businesses.

Focusing first on the tourism industry via Tourism Noosa's engaged membership, partners and stakeholders, we aim to eradicate the majority of plastic bottles from prime areas/villages first, then, moving forward, will work with Noosa Council, schools and other community groups to join our fight to eliminate plastic bottles from Noosa.

Plastic bottles make up 30% -35% of all marine debris

The problem with plastic

Did you know?

Over 450 million single-use plastic water bottles are sold in Australia each year.

Of that, 370 million end up in our landfill or our waterways.

It is estimated that 2-3 million single-use plastic water bottles are sold in the Noosa Shire each year.

Noosa Bottle Fact Sheet

While reusables were and always will be our number one focus and recommendation, our program experience has shown that eliminating plastic water bottles completely has been particularly difficult for some of our member businesses.

These reasons generally include:

  • Reluctant to remove a known and consistent source of income
  • It’s a low-cost item that sells well, particularly in the summer months
  • They want to provide a ‘healthy’ alternative to soft drink
  • Fear of loss of business to neighbouring stores that do stock this option

With our mission in sight, we have been tirelessly working with suppliers and manufacturers to source an affordable alternative for members, that maintains similar profit margins to that of plastic bottles, without costing the earth.

Simply a better alternative to plastic bottles

Introducing the NOOSA collection of infinitely recyclable aluminium bottles of Cooroy Mountain Spring Water

In what is an Australian first, Tourism Noosa in partnership with Bluesky Beverages have designed a NOOSA collection of aluminium water bottles. These aluminium bottles of water are not only a smarter choice for the environment but each carton of still water comes as a collection of four bottles that are a stunning representation of the region (both in and out of the fridge). There is even a sparkling option for restaurants.

These bottles are already significantly reducing the number of single-use plastic water bottles that are sold within our region each year.

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Become a stockist

Want to join the movement to eliminate single-use plastic in the Noosa Shire?

We’re not asking businesses to make a change that they cannot achieve. If a business can simply offer an alternative to single-use plastic water bottles, it will make a huge impact on the 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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