Regional Recycler 2018

Theme: Plastic Pollution Solution

Plastic pollution is having a detrimental impact on our environment and wildlife, on land, in waterways, and in our oceans.

Do you know what plastic is being littered or filling up general waste bins at your school or Early learning centre?

This year’s competition is about making a difference in your school/centre local community by investigating and selecting one plastic item that is in large numbers or takes up significant volume in your bins to be reduced or eliminated. This plastic item will be a non-recyclable plastic that is not accepted in your recycling bins.

Some non-recyclable plastics that are not accepted in the mixed or co-mingled recycling bins are:

  • Balloons,
  • Plastic straws,
  • Chip packets,
  • Plastic shrink or bubble wrap,
  • Plastic cutlery,
  • Plastic yoghurt or food pouches,
  • Plastic & foil coffee pods,
  • Laminated products,
  • Polystyrene cups, plates or packaging.

Follow the competition guidelines to investigate, design, implement and evaluate your plastic pollution solution by completing a case study for your entry .

Competition entrants

  • Schools,
  • Early learning centres,
  • Outside school hours care, and
  • Distance and Home education students

How to enter

Entries have now closed.

Competition dates

Competition opens on 23 July 2018 and closes on 5 October 2018.


  • Competition entries are received by closing date by 5.00pm, Friday 5 October 2018.
  • Competition entry requirements are listed below:
    • All competition entry fields required are completed,
    • a complete Case Study (max 2 x A4 pages, back to back),
    • a scanned pdf of Council permission forms approving all children and adults visible in the photos, and
    • acceptance of the competition Terms and Conditions available on the competition webpage.
  • Case Study includes the initial investigation or data support selecting the plastic material to be removed or reduced at the school.
  • Case study clearly explains the plastic pollution solution project objectives.
  • Case study clearly explains how the plastic pollution solution project was implemented at the school/centre.
  • Case study includes strategies used to measure, survey or compare purchase or disposal records or volumes in bins, of the plastic item selected.

The winner and finalists will be notified, and promoted through Moreton Bay Regional Council’s webpage, facebook events page, in local papers and in Council newsletters or publications.

Case study template

Download the Case Study template [DOC 40KB] for your entry. There will also be an opportunity upload a YouTube video (optional) as part of your entry.

Terms and conditions

View the competition terms and conditions [PDF 200KB]

Previous winners

Further information

For further information, contact council at or on (07) 3205 0555.

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