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Jellyfish Plastics is not a place, its a philosophical approach to plastic re-use

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Jellyfish plastics is a REmida Perth initiate, supported by the Waste Authority and the Government of Western Australia

Quest 1. First Steps

Details: It can be hard to know the best way to start your plastic-wise journey, the aim of the First Steps quest is to help you become aware of how much plastic you use/dispose of on a weekly basis.

What you need: A way to track the different types of plastic you encounter on a day-today basis, that you discard after it has been opened/used; the notes function on a phone or tablet can be a good way to track 

Time frame: 2-4 weeks is a good way to window to get a sense of which plastics you encounter regularly.

Celebrate your wins: When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest 2. Pick a Plastic

Details: Identify a plastic that you use/dispose of regularly, make a plan to either:

  • Stop using/buying that item.

  • Find a plastic substitute.

  • Reduce how often you buy/use that plastic.

  • Find a creative way to re-use the plastic.

Set your self a target and then keep yourself accountable by either sharing your quest with friends, or posting the details on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page.

What you need: Take time to develop a plan and test its effectiveness, i.e. you may not be able to eliminate using the plastic item so substitution may be the best option.make sure to record how you go through the quest, there may be other plastics that you eliminate along the way.

Time frame: Initially, see how you go over a two week period and then assess from there. If you have eliminated your use of the plastic altogether, try moving onto another type of plastic.

 

Celebrate your wins:  When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest 3. Build a Team

Details: Get a group of 3 or more friends, co-workers, neighbours or plastic-wise enthusiasts together and develop a shared plastic re-use quest; the aim here is to find a creative way to re-use a plastic item that can't be recycled via existing processes.

What you need: Essentially, what you need is the time and interest to work together towards a common goal. This quest works well for a classroom or office where  people are connected on a regular basis.

 

Time frame: Work through your timeframes as a team, they need to realistic for everyones time, effort and energy levels.

Celebrate your wins: Once you have achieved your goal, don't forget to celebrate your achievements as a group. When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest 4. Change a Habit

Details: A key philosophy of Jellyfish plastics is the acceptance that plastic waste is a behaviour and that behaviours can change. Buying spring water, take our meals, plastic bags and mobile phone covers/accessories are all items that are often discarded with very little thought. The aim of the challenge is to identify a plastic behaviour that you can either change, eliminate or significantly reduce.

What you need: The most important step here is to have a plan to  avoid substituting one disposal or hard to recycle plastic for another. Take some time to work through the logistics of changing the behaviour and then take action.

Time frame: Set a realistic time frame based on how often you currently use the plastic and the role it plays in your day-to-day life.

Celebrate your wins: When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest 5. Jellyfish@School

Details: Work together as a class or whole school to identify an opportunity to become more plastic-wise, this could involve recycling plastics, finding creative re-use options or working towards becoming a plastic free classroom. REmida Perth is a great resource if you are looking for re-use options, or if you would like to link the quest to STEAM focus across a term or semester.

What you need: This will depend on the type of quest you develop, take some time to plan the way forward and then get your resources together.

Time frame: Set an achievable timeframe based on the complexity of the  quest and the time you have to invest on the project.

Celebrate your wins: Don't forget to work out what success looks like, and have a way to both measure and celebrate your success. When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest 6. Jellyfish@Work

Details: Work together as an office, department or organisation to identify an opportunity to become more plastic-wise, this could involve recycling plastics, finding creative re-use options or working towards becoming a plastic free classroom. REmida Perth is a great resource if you are looking for re-use options. 

What you need: This will depend on the type of quest you develop, take some time to plan the way forward and then get your resources together.

Time frame: Set an achievable timeframe based on the complexity of the  quest and the time you have to invest on the project.

Celebrate your wins: Don't forget to work out what success looks like, and have a way to both measure and celebrate your success. When you have completed the quest, post your results on the Jellyfish Plastics facebook page, or send us an email and we can include your results as part of our monthly blog.

Quest Overviews