NO MORE PLASTIC: Gayndah Girl guides installed a display on Capper Street to show the effects of plastic waste on animals.
NO MORE PLASTIC: Gayndah Girl guides installed a display on Capper Street to show the effects of plastic waste on animals.

Guides ask community to re-use

THIS year has been a whirlwind of hiking adventures, camping trips and creative endeavours for Girl Guides Gayndah, but most importantly learning about new ways to help others and better the planet for future generations.

In gaining their most recent badge, The State Good Turn Badge, the girls paused to consider others alongside their district manager Irene Law and Girl Guides leader Jessica Ehrlich.

"Our most recent focus has been the Great Barrier Reef,” Ms Ehrlich said.

"Their aim is to focus and empower community members of the positive lifestyle revolution possible, simply by reducing plastic use.”

Drawing attention to the effects of plastic on marine life, they have created a display which can been seen hanging in the Gayndah Meat Hall window.

"The girls assembled a fishing net out of baling twine and created animals in distress - all out of various plastic rubbish,” Ms Ehrlich said.

"The guides are urging people to improve recycling efforts, say no to plastic bags and single-use plastic items like straws and always put rubbish in the bin.”


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