For those who are avid readers of the Townsville magazine CityLife, this will not be news. For everyone else, the latest (June) edition features a story on MINCA's Anti-Plastic Bag campaign (Bag-Busters) - and one of the drivers behind it, Olivia Illidge.
Olivia explains that in devising the campaign beyond the petitions, she and members of the MINCA sub-committee planned the elements of a campaign used a toolkit from Victoria and also borrowed ideas from the quit smoking campaign "because we thought plastic bag use was an addiction and needed to be treated like one”.
Olivia is quoted as saying: “We will be applying for funding shortly and plan to launch the campaign later in the year. In the meantime, we hope people will reconsider their use of plastic bags and not bring them to Magnetic Island".
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