About the role
Plastic Dust is an environmental protection campaign tackling the most littered item in the world – cigarette butts.
Most cigarette butts are not biodegradable because they contain cellulose acetate – a form of plastic. A cigarette butt can take up to 10 years to decompose, breaking down into plastic dust that will circulate in the environment indefinitely.
Cigarette butts also contain carcinogens, nicotine and other toxins. Littered butts pollute the environment, are toxic to marine ecosystems, choke and poison land and sea animals, leach chemicals and toxins into the ground and waterways poisoning living organisms, impact the quality of our water, are fire hazards, are a risk to the health and safety of young children and pets, and cost the community time and money to clean up.
Around the world, approximately 75% of cigarette butts are discarded into the environment each year. That’s over 4.5 trillion cigarettes… weighing around 750000 tonnes.
In Australia, approximately 20 million cigarette butts are littered every day. That’s 7 billion butts (of the 24 billion cigarettes sold) in Australia each year. If laid end to end, the line of butts would circle Earth 3.6 times. And most of them end up in the ocean!
If your mermaid/merman/merperson soul comes to life when you read that, if your heart is pounding for social change, if you want to take direct action for environmental protection, FEAL wants to hear from you.
FEAL is a not-for-profit TRI-Rights organisation addressing urgent Human Rights, Earth Rights and Animal Rights issues, and advancing Freedom, Empowerment and Love.
Plastic Dust is a Gold Coast initiative with a current focus on Burleigh Heads and North Burleigh Beach. We are now looking for two volunteers – Campaign Coordinator and Project Coordinator to organise, execute and supervise various aspects of the campaign, with the support of the Director/Campaign Manager. A commitment of roughly 5 hours a week for 10 – 12 weeks between August and October will be greatly appreciated.
About the organisation
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.
Please quote in application: Two Unpaid Positions: Campaign Coordinator & Project Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.