Media Release: Picnics Unwrapped Challenge September 1st-30th

Picnics Unwrapped: An Ocean Decade Activity propelling action to raise awareness for the ocean.


Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) in association with Ocean Generation are delighted to announce the 2022 Picnics Unwrapped campaign.

Picnics Unwrapped – an official Ocean Decade Activity, is centred on the joy of sharing food with family, friends and colleagues while raising awareness about the effects of single-use plastic packaging and food waste. The campaign invites everyone to get outdoors and organise a picnic with family, friends and colleagues without plastic while raising critical funds to expand delivery of much needed education resources in regional and remote areas around Australasia.

In 2022, POA in association with Ocean Generation will promote the campaign throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Ricki Hersburgh from POA said “With close to 75 per cent of all plastic produced since 1950 ending up as waste, and often spilled into our waterways, reducing the production and use of problematic plastics is the first most crucial step to tacking ocean plastic pollution. POA is enabling behaviour change across all of society, both at individual and institutional levels.”

“Taking part in the Picnics Unwrapped challenge is one way that everyone can address their plastic footprint and hopefully continue to replace single-use items and kick that habit for good,” said Jo Ruxton, from Ocean Generation.


The Picnics Unwrapped campaign is open from September 1 – 30th 2022 and offers multiple prizes and rewards for the best plastic-free picnics. The campaign is sponsored by TURN Systems, the world leading company in capture and reuse systems and SaltWater Picnic Co. the creators behind the most eco-friendly picnic rug in the world. Ambassadors for Picnics Unwrapped include Chef Dannet DSouza from The Atlantic Group, renowned artist Leeanne Splatt and entrepreneur Nadia Coetzee. For more information, go to https://picnicsunwrapped.org.au/

POA is an environmental non-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’.

Ocean Generation is an inclusive global movement that exists to restore a healthy relationship between humanity and the Ocean.


Media Release. Picnics Unwrapped
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