Tim FlanneryBCCAG MONTHLY MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER – TIM FLANNERY
WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2015


We are very excited to announce our first guest speaker for 2015 will be Professor Tim Flannery. Please put this date in your diary and join us for this special evening.


7.30 pm Wednesday 25 February
Sandringham Uniting Church Hall
21 Trentham Street, Sandringham


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BCCAG are promoting this event throughout Bayside, and as seats are limited, please RSVP letting us know how many people you will be in your group.


Tim Flannery will also be speaking at this free public event at the Sandringham Life Saving Club on Sunday 22 February. You would be most welcome to attend.


UK climate change communications specialist, George Marshall, is in Melbourne for the Sustainable Living Festival. He will be speaking at a public forum at RMIT on Saturday 14 February. You are invited to attend this event.

Given everything we know about climate change why do many still ignore it? Climate communications specialist George Marshall helps us understand the psychological and social mechanisms behind our failure to engage with the urgency and seriousness of the issue. By exploring new ways of talking, and by engaging with new people, George Marshall will give us a much needed kick in the pants (or sense of direction) to motivate us to be more effective in engaging with the climate reality before it’s too late. More about George Marshall – www.climateconviction.org

2PM SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY
RMIT UNIVERSITY – BUILDING 80
445 SWANSTON ST MELBOURNE
LECTURE THEATRE 80.02.007

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Presented by Psychology For A Safe Climate & The Sustainable Living Foundation


From the Bayside Leader – 9 December 2014 – Page 18

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RAP it up: Baysiders act on recycling soft plastics by Teresa Murphy


Cr Heather Stewart and Captain Trash launch the program.

Baysiders can now recycle soft plastics, thanks to a program called RAP (Residents Against Plastics). Conceived by the Bayside Climate Change Action Group, the trial program was launched at the Bayside farmers’ market in Sandringham on November 15 by Cr Heather Stewart and Captain Trash (aka Neil Blake from the Port Phillip EcoCentre). Bayside Council is co-funding the six-month trial, which aims to reduce soft plastics such as shopping bags going to landfill. Bins for soft plastics are at locations across the municipality. READ MORE in the article immediately below.


RESIDENTS AGAINST PLASTIC (RAP)
BCCAG AWARDED $5000 GRANT FROM THE BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL

RED BINPlastic bags are killing our environment, clogging waterways and piling up in landfill. Bayside Climate Change Action Group have been awarded a Bayside Council grant to help recycle this waste, which will be turned into outdoor furniture, decking etc by a local Australian owned company, REPLAS, who will recycle the plastic bags and make these 200 useful PRODUCTS.

BCCAG’s trial will provide 5 distinctive red bins at 5 locations across Bayside. They are:

  1. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
    Cnr North Rd and Cochrane St, Gardenvale (bin on Cochrane St. side)
  2. Bambini Childcare
    13-15 Asling St, Brighton
  3. Bambini Childcare
    73-75 Wilson St, Brighton
  4. Beaumaris Library (front foyer)
    96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris
  5. Health & Fitness Centre
    150 Tulip St, Cheltenham

SOFT PLASTICS Plastic bags and other plastic wRAPpings, like GladwRAP, and the wRAPping around packaged biscuits and confectionary cannot be recycled in a normal recycling bin. So if you can scrunch the plastic into a ball then this is the plastic that must go in the red bin to make useful products like these.

WHAT TO PUT IN RED RECYCLE BIN

✓ Bread bags ✓ Biscuit packets & trays
✓ Cling wrap ✓ Rice and pasta Bags
✓ Fruit & Vegetable netting bags ✓ Frozen food bag
✓ Bubble wrap ✓ Newspaper plastic wrap
✓ Confectionery packets ✓ Plastic shopping bags
✓ Old green bags ✓ Cereal Box Liners

NOT FOR THE BIN

✘ Plastic bottles ✘ Glass
✘ Solid Plastic containers ✘ Paper and cardboard
✘ Tin cans ✘ Food waste

The RAP project will include an education component explaining to residents how the system works and the many benefits. Less plastic rubbish means less greenhouse gases from production and landfill, helping in the battle against global warming, and less harm to precious wildlife and the natural environment.

Watch the video to see what happens to your soft plastic rubbish. Did you know, soft plastic bags can also be deposited at Coles supermarkets and they will also be collected and sent to REPLAS?

The RAP Project was officially launched during National Recycling Week at the Bayside Farmers’ Market on Saturday 15th November 2014 by Bayside Councillor Heather Stewart. Neil Blake (aka Captain Trash) from the Port Phillip EcoCentre and staunch campaigner for reducing plastic rubbish in the Bay also helped with the launch. The Residents Against Plastic (RAP) facebook page is at facebook.com/BaysideRAP

Please LIKE our Residents Against Plastic (RAP) page here on FACEBOOK.