Plastic Free Launceston in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Community Centre and Children's University hosted a plastic awareness workshop on Thursday.
The workshop included a number of activities from reusable bag making to bunting - all with the goal of raising awareness and action on plastic pollution. Plastic Free Launceston Founder Trish Haeusler said the event was in-keeping with Plastic Free July.
"What we're doing today is we're having some bag making activities, so we'll have one-less plastic bag and an activity where we'll be making bunting," she said.
"We're promoting bunting over balloons because we know even with latex balloons they don't break down quickly, they cause a lot of damage before they do disintegrate ... seawater actually helps preserve the latex."
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Children were also shown the impacts of plastic on marine birdlife and beaches, with jars on display containing plastic items that were discovered in the stomachs of albatrosses' and mutton birds.
"Plastic doesn't go away, it breaks up, it doesn't break down and it's here forever," Ms Haeusler said.
"Kids get it pretty quickly and they nudge their parents or carers to do the right thing, they're really onto it."
Ms Haeusler added that crafting a reusable bag was very easy for people to make reusable bags.
"Lots of people have fabric in their cupboards so we ask people to donate that fabric," she said.