No-plas­tic cam­paign stripped back

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS -

In a bold step to re­duce plas­tic use, mem­bers of Den­mark Plas­tic Re­duc­tion group have taken off their clothes in their new­est pro­mo­tional poster.

Five ladies from the DPR group have de­cided to go nude to spread a mes­sage to the com­mu­nity to leave their bin “naked” and ditch their plas­tic bin lin­ers.

Group co-or­di­na­tor Karen An­der­s­son said the idea started when the group gath­ered to sew fab­ric bags for their lo­cal IGA stores.

“It started from a fun idea we had dur­ing our busy bee sewing ses­sion,” she said. “The big ques­tion we al­ways had was al­ways ‘what about my bins?’, so we thought this poster would be a great way to start the con­ver­sa­tion.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about start­ing a con­ver­sa­tion and how we can do things dif­fer­ently.” Ms An­der­s­son said the poster was a way to en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to go back to the 1960s, when peo­ple used old news­pa­pers to line their bins. The poster co­in­cides with the Statewide ban on sin­gle-use plas­tic bags, which started ear­lier this month. Ms An­der­s­son said she was aware of some back­lash be­hind the plas­tic bag ban but she thought the pol­icy was a step in the right di­rec­tion. “I think a lot of peo­ple are re­ally on board with the ban — we can make the change but some­times we choose the easy way out,” she said. “You can’t force peo­ple to change their habit, it’s some­thing that has to come from peo­ple’s con­scious­ness.” DPR has more than 100 mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, fol­low the Plas­tic Bag Free Den­mark WA Face­book group.

Pic­ture: Nic Dun­can

Saskia Adysti

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