Media Release: Ambassadors join Picnics Unwrapped to change behaviours around single-use plastic

Plastic Oceans Australasia is delighted to announce ambassadors for their Picnics Unwrapped campaign, including entrepreneurs, artists, photographers, and youth ocean advocates.


Picnics Unwrapped was created to encourage people to host plastic-free picnics between Sept 1st – Nov 15th, either individually or in a team, to spread awareness about the impact of plastic on our oceans.


Ambassadors play a vital role in spreading awareness about the campaign which educates people on the impact of plastic while raising funds for Plastic Oceans Australasia’s Education Program to support its expansion to remote, regional and disadvantaged communities.

Schools, businesses and individuals across Australia and New Zealand are hosting picnics during September to change behaviours around the use of single-use plastic in a fun and easy way.


Ambassadors for the campaign include entrepreneurs making a difference to eliminate single-use plastic, Jordy and Julia Kay, creators of Great Wrap, Josh Howard, creator of Single Use Ain’t Sexy, and Tom Hiney, SunButter Skincare co-founder. Sally Williams, Sustainable Sally, joins Picnics Unwrapped as an ambassador to further educate people on living more sustainably without plastic and has more than 25 years of experience in TV.


The ambassadors include arctic explorer Martin Garwood and Trashion artist Marina DeBris who are looking forward to helping spread awareness on the impact of plastic in our oceans.

Education ambassadors play a vital role in sharing the campaign and spreading awareness on the impact of plastic on oceans through all tiers of education from primary, secondary and tertiary who are working towards changing policy around plastic. They include Yassine, Primary School Ambassador from Canberra, Scarlett, Secondary School Ambassador and Nicola, Tertiary Education Ambassador both from Melbourne.


Plastic Oceans Australasia’s Executive Director Ricki Hersburgh is thrilled to have inspiring people join the Picnics Unwrapped team. “We invited a diverse range of ambassadors to represent our inaugural month-long campaign, Picnics Unwrapped,” said Ricki. “Their vision and values not only align with Plastic Oceans Australasia’s to change people’s behaviour around single-use plastic, they understand it’s important to create a platform that encourages everyone to make a difference in their own special way.”

Jordy and Julia Kay from Great Wrap are excited to be part of the campaign. “Single-use plastic leaves a devastating environmental hangover that doesn’t go away - ever! Growing up by the ocean and in the bush really made us appreciate the beautiful Australian landscape around us,” said Julia. “We want to make sure it stays intact for generations to come, that’s why we started Great Wrap and that’s why we love Picnics Unwrapped.”

Josh Howard, from Single Use Ain’t Sexy is looking forward to hosting his own picnics this Spring. “It’s such a fun and easy way to be more sustainable and get friends involved with the plastic free movement. Who doesn’t love an excuse to catch up and talk about saving the planet,” said Josh.


Plastic Oceans Australasia is an environmental not-for-profit organisation that works throughout Australasia. Its mission is to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’.


To take part in the campaign as an individual or as a team, register online at www.picnicsunwrapped.org.au.