Events held on the Surf Coast are committed to ensuring they produce minimal waste and minimise their impact on the natural environment.
They adhere to the Surf Coast Shire Plastic Wise Events and Markets Policy that has been developed and endorsed in partnership with Council, land managers, event organisers and the community.
This Surf Coast Shire Plastic Wise Events and Markets Policy is Council’s commitment to eliminating single use plastics at events and markets held in the Surf Coast Shire. It has also been adopted by local foreshore managers, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee. The policy 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.