Surf Coast Plastic Wise Events and Markets Policy

Surf Coast Shire Council is committed to eliminating single-use plastics at events and markets held in the Surf Coast Shire.  It has developed a Plastic Wise Events and Markets Policy that requires event organisers to work with their stallholders, sponsors, contractors, volunteers, participants and patrons to use alternatives to single-use and disposable plastic bags, packaging and promotional materials.

Event organisers have enthusiastically taken up the challenge of eliminating single-use plastics from their events. Here are just some examples of plastic wise events:


With a philosophy of ‘the more of us that tackle single-use plastics the better’, the Surf Coast Shire Council has shared its policy with a number of other councils and agencies who are looking to introduce similar measures.

This forward-thinking policy won a Keep Victoria Beautiful award (Community Government Partnerships category) in 2018 and was recognised as a finalist for the LGPro Sustainability Award in 2019.

For more information visit the Surf Coast Shire Council website.