Cronulla Goes Plastic Free – A Community Initiative

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The team behind Cronulla Plastic Free (The Cronulla Chamber Of Commerce) aims to give businesses a competitive advantage and sustainability edge by enabling them to make a seamless transition to single-use plastic alternatives that consumers are demanding.

And here at Shire Talk, we think that's a pretty cool!

Cronulla has some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches, which are enjoyed by Sutherland Shire residents and many out of town visitors. Beach goers support many of the wonderful café’s, retail shops, and other local businesses in the area.

It is the responsibility of the entire community to ensure that our beaches and waterways are clean and healthy for future generations to enjoy.

Being a ‘Plastic Free’ business centre will involve some small changes for businesses. However, by making those changes collectively as a community, we can not only ensure the future health of our beaches but also drive new customers to Cronulla and Sutherland Shire businesses.


For businesses that switch out the five single-use plastic sources that contribute to majority of plastic litter and ocean debris with plastic free, and where possible biodegradable alternatives - we will accredit the business as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’.

Those items are:

  1. Plastic straws
  2. Plastic shopping bags
  3. Plastic cutlery
  4. Plastic cups
  5. Plastic takeaway containers

More Local Champions are going 'Plastic Free'

Some of your favourite local eateries, cafes and restaurants are starting to become more aware of their carbon footprint.

A lot of business owners are moving away from plastic here in the Shire and are finding that initiatives like CPF really help when it comes to the education side of things.

If you'd like to learn more about this amazing Shire initiative or you have a business that would LOVE to get involved just head to for further details.

Cameron Laing
Marketing Director
Shire Talk

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