From the water

Environmental Policy

The Sailing Club encourages all Hirers to use this course of action.

  1. Care for the Port River and environment around The Sailing Club and the marine life, birds and plants that live in that environment.
  2. Use environmental sustainable resources wherever technically possible:
    • Only biodegradable and recyclable wastes,
    • 100% recycled paper used on printing,
    • All disposable cups, plates, crockery, serviettes fully biodegradable - meaning that they will break down over time and be returned to the earth.  A good website to check out products available is
    • 100% recycled unbleached toilet paper used at ‘The Sailing Club’.
  3. Recycle all paper, tin, plastic waste, globes, batteries - separating it from general waste.
  4. Be mindful of anything being put in the sink.  Don’t wash brushes or put harmful substances like cooking oil in the kitchen sink, take brushes home and clean them properly there.
  5. Bio degradable vegetable waste will be composted.
  6. Use ‘Green’ electricity company.
  7. Where available, use Australian-made products that support the local economy and reduce the carbon footprint associated with the transport of imported goods.
  8. Engaging our partners to reduce environmental impact in their office, travel and Infrastructure.

Some Info on Biodegradable Plates and cups from the web:

Corn starch plates and cups are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.  After the meal simply place into your compost bin or worm farm and watch them turn into soil over the next few months.  Great for organising 'Zero Waste' events.  Sustainability feature: Made from biodegradable material (cornstarch) which is renewable resources.

Cornstarch plastic plates are soak proof, have no plastic or wax lining applied to it and can be used for both hot and cold items.

These biodegradable plates will biodegrade within 90 days in a commercial composting facility and within 180 days in a home composting system.


  • 100% sugar cane fibre (bagasse), a by product of the sugar refining process.  The use of bagasse products eliminates the dependence of traditional wood fibre-based materials in disposable tableware, biodegradable tableware and compostable tableware.  Since bagasse is traditionally burned for disposal, the diversion of the fibre into the making of tableware prevents harmful air pollution.
  • The sugarcane fibre is a waste product from the sugar extraction process.  Once you discard these containers they begin to break down to their natural basic elements within 3-6 months (in commercial compost facility) and will not leave any chemical or man-made residue behind.
  • These bagasse plates are attractive, unbleached, FDA-approved food-safe.
  • These biodegradable plates are microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant.
  • These sugarcane plates are sturdy, won't leak and capable of handling hot or cold foods.
  • After use, these bagasse plates will compost in about 90-120 days.

About PAAF

The Port Adelaide Artists Forum is a strong voice within the arts community that forges community links through community development projects.

Read more about PAAF here

About Dragon Boat SA

Since 1985, the Dragon Boat SA has had more than a dozen teams competing in regular competitions, with many more competing on a social basis.

Read more about Dragon Boat SA here

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