Celebrating Plastic Free July

9 July 2019


This newsletter is dedicated to everyone at Salamanca Market who is working on improving their environmental footprint. As a market, we have introduced green waste bins, new paper bags, biodegradable ponchos and will even be offering a 'mug library' during July (more on this below).  Look out for our program of family-friendly activities as we celebrate Plastic Free July. 


Poseidon and Amphitrite

Poseidon and Amphitrite, the God and Goddess of the sea, will be roving the market every Saturday during July 2019. They will also perform extracts from ‘The Poseidon Adventure – turning the tide on plastic pollution’ at their grotto located on Salamanca Lawns. 

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Beeswax wrap workshop

On Saturday, 6 July, a beeswax wrap workshop was held at the Salamanca Market. Beeswax wraps can be re-used again and again and are an easy way to reduce plastic use within the home. The event was very popular and many new beeswax wraps were made.


Creative re-use workshop

On 13 July, learn how to recycle everyday objects and re-use them to make t-shirt bags, sculptures and original artworks. Two workshops at 10.30 am and 1.00 pm are being presented by the Resource Work Cooperative and all materials are from Arts Parts at the South Hobart Tip Shop.

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Mug library

Each Saturday during July, you can borrow a mug from our mug library to use with your purchase of a hot drink from a participating stallholder. Once you have finished your drink you can return the mug and it will be washed and reused.

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We are becoming more sustainable

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Moving towards sustainability

The Salamanca Market team has been working hard to make the market more environmentally friendly. 

Read more on our website.


Good news stories


Smitten Merino

Smitten Merino is an ethical and sustainable brand that makes a range of quality and stylish merino wool products.  They are committted to a no waste ethos and use fabric off-cuts to make other products. They also don't use plastic in the business, recycle all cardboard, package all of their products in biodegradable bags and are committed to making sure that they use local suppliers with the same ethos.

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Beauty and the Bees

Say goodbye to plastic bottles at Beauty and the Bees.

Beauty and the Bees has been plastic free for over 25 years  with a range of 100 % natural skin and haircare products made in Tasmania and packaged using only reuseable, recycleable, glass, tin, paper or cardboard. Beauty and the Bees is earth friendly and cruelty free.

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Sea Urchin Design

Sea Urchin creates a unique collection of eco-friendly fashion and homewares that
celebrate Tasmania’s wild and stunning environment. They use stunning vintage fabric, embellished with handprinted original art and use eco-friendly inks to create a truly sustainable one of a kind product.

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Richmond Bridge Bath and Giftware

Richmond Bridge Bath and Giftware encourage the reuse of their candle jars by offering a refill service. Once your candle is finished you can bring the glass jar back to be refilled with sustainable soy and coconut wax and a natural fibre ribbon. Additionally, from this month on, their soap range will be plastic free.

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Free shuttle bus

If you are worried about finding a park near Salamanca Market then the shuttle bus is a great solution. Park in any of the city centre car parks and catch the free shuttle bus to and from the market.

Find out more information about the shuttle bus service.