WHO ARE WE?

We're glad you asked! Plastic Free NT is a project run by The Boomerang Alliance, and we've been doing this kind of work for a while.

Boomerang Alliance is a national peak not-for-profit formed in 2003 with the aim of a zero waste society - to give local communities power in their struggle to stem the massive waste of discarded resources polluting our environment.

 

We have run successful campaigns around container deposit schemes, plastic bags, E-waste, toxic tyre dumping, microplastics and microbeads. 

 

Plastic Free NT is one of eleven communities under our Plastic Free Places Program. Our other communities are Noosa (Qld), Townsville (Qld), Cairns (Qld) Rockhampton & Livingstone (Qld), Byron (NSW), Randwick (NSW) Perth (WA), Mornington Peninsula (Vic), Adelaide (SA) and Tasmania.

THE PLASTIC FREE NT TEAM

Our team works on the ground (and behind the scenes) to deliver to our members the best advice, information and solutions to help them switch away from single-use plastic. This may sound simple, but in fact it takes a lot of work, knowledge, experience and passion to deliver this program! 

 

Meet the Boomerang Alliance staff that make up this awesome team:

Tracey Adamson - Project Coordinator

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Tracey comes from a background in Marketing and Commerce. She has worked primarily in the not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand and Australia, as well as with two energy efficient focused power companies and a waste management and recycling company. 

 

Considered a Northern Territory local, after living here for over five years. Tracey is passionate about working with local businesses to educate them around reusables, suitable compostables alternatives and ways to reduce the use of plastic. All while creating positive changes in habits and reducing the harmful impact on wildlife and waterways. 

Kellie Lindsay- Plastic Free Places Program Manager

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Kellie oversees the management of the Plastic Free Places program (which Plastic Free Cairns falls under) and helps develop the systems and partnerships that drive it. Kellie obtained business and science degrees before pursuing an environmental career, further obtaining a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management. She has managed the program since its inception in early 2017, and prior to this, helped to implement successful campaigns for a container refund scheme and plastic bag ban in Qld. 

 

‘The key to the success of this program has been direct engagement with our members and the behind the scenes work we do to make it easy for them to switch. We work to support them, to make it straight-forward, and deliver real solutions to these businesses'.

Toby Hutcheon - Campaigns Manager

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Toby has worked on environmental issues for 30 years. He started at Greenpeace on the Nuclear Free Seas campaign, dividing his time between the office and the bows of nuclear warships. He was Greenpeace Australia’s first Action Coordinator, managed the Communications Division, and helped initiate the ‘green’ Sydney Olympics. Toby moved to Europe in 1996, working on the Chernobyl Campaign for Greenpeace International in Moscow. 

 

Since then, Toby worked with the NSW Government on waste issues and ran a consultancy business, advising government on zero-waste initiatives. 

 

Toby was the Executive Director of the Queensland Conservation Council from 2004-2014, and has tertiary qualifications in education, marketing and journalism. He believes that we can all make a difference.

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